jasond
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Atsb Investigation Reveals No Cause

Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:25 pm

Link refers:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200608/s1729702.htm

In a nutshell the Investigation Team fails to find the cause of one of Australia's worst air crashes. What surprised me about this was the fact the investigations tend to be extremely rigourous. Are their other examples where the cause of air accidents was never determined?
 
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RE: Atsb Investigation Reveals No Cause

Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:40 pm

This is not the final report, they are still working on the investigation.

It's possible that the CVR being inoperable would make it almost impossible to determine what happened.

An example of a crash that was never "solved" is the SAA "Helderberg" crash off Mauritius -- while the investigators determined that there was an on-board fire, there was no known (published) cause for the fire. We know a fire caused the plane to go down, but not what caused the fire ... conspiracy theories abound of course Big grin

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RE: Atsb Investigation Reveals No Cause

Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:45 pm

Quoting Brenintw (Reply 1):
This is not the final report, they are still working on the investigation.

In the interests of determining the cause I hope they continue with it and the 'case' remains open. You would think though after 3 factual reports and 2 discussion papers that it may remain 'unsolved'.
 
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RE: Atsb Investigation Reveals No Cause

Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:50 pm

The article mentioned that the investigation would continue. However, sometimes they have to close an investigation with "cause unknown" -- I think that happened a lot more often in older a/c that didn't have the "black boxes" that we have today ... but sometimes they just can't determine a cause.
 
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RE: Atsb Investigation Reveals No Cause

Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:21 pm

Did they end up getting any useful data off the CVR/FDR ?
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RE: Atsb Investigation Reveals No Cause

Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:28 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 4):
Did they end up getting any useful data off the CVR/FDR ?

According to the article, evidently not which has made this particular investigation all the more difficult.