Warbird Safety Alerts
From time to time, AWAL is made aware of Hazards, Incidents, Alerts, or Airworthiness Directives that potentially impact upon various warbird types. In the interest of promoting and maintaining safe operations of our members’ aircraft, all such advice will be posted on this page.
Please review the following Safety Alerts. If you require further information on any listing, contact AWAL’s Safety Officer directly HERE.
The ATSB has issued a Safety Advisory Notice to Yak52 owners and maintainers. Albeit not the cause of the Yak52 accident off Sth Stradbroke Is, a pre-existing crack was found in the elevator bellcrank prompting the ATSB into investigating further.
19th October, 2016
Air travellers are being warned by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices must not be carried on any aircraft in any circumstances.
This follows the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by the manufacturer after a number overheated and caught fire around the world.
Under Australian aviation dangerous goods safety regulations where lithium batteries of the kind found in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices have been identified by the manufacturer as having the potential to produce dangerous heat, fire or short circuits they are forbidden for transport by air.
Lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations but may be carried on aircraft subject to certain limitations.
Because of the particular risks they pose Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices must not be taken on board any aircraft – large or small – by passengers or be placed in carry on or checked luggage.
If you own and/or operate a DH-82 Tiger Moth, please click the link below to see the attached letter from CASA, issued in the wake of the December 2013 tragic accident.