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Senate report will shape safety investigation future

May 23, 2013

The nation’s air safety infrastructure is headed for a historic renaissance in the wake of the Senate committee report on aviation accident investigations, released today in the wake of the Pel-Air ditching at Norfolk Island in November 2009.

Leading among the committee’s recommendations are the urgent recovery by the ATSB of the aircraft’s cockpit voice and flight data recorders, a rerun of the entire investigation, a drastic rearrangement of the structures within which ATSB and CASA operate, the establishment of an ICAO Annex 13 independent panel to oversee ATSB investigations and reporting, as well as a referral to the Australian Federal Police Continue reading

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