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Sep 4, 2012

Pel-Air and CASA damned by safety audit documents

What do we take away from <emthe performances of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are so bad that they constitute a threat to public safety in Australia.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

The only tenable conclusion that can be made from the Pel-Air disclosures on Four Corners last night is that the performances of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are so bad that they constitute a threat to public safety in Australia.
It is fortunate that those disclosures related to the ditching near Norfolk Island of an air ambulance flight in which all six people survived, and not the deaths of hundreds of people in the crash of an airliner operator by an Australian airline that neither organisation dares to touch. Under background documents Pel-Air responds to the hitherto confidential audit of its operations as follows:

That response shows that Pel-Air is in total denial as to the substance of the audit's findings, which are also posted in the same location.

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