Documents supporting statement by Peter Gibson #casa spokesman

Rob Cumming made this Freedom of Information request to Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

I request all documents related to statements made by Peter Gibson or others of CASA, following the death of the five passengers and one crew in the Hawksbury River on 31st January 2017 released to The Australian.

"Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson said commercial aircraft in Australia had to have either natural aerodynamic qualities that would warn the pilot by feel that it was about to stall or an “independent” warning system such as a siren or stick shaker.

Since DHC-2s were “vintage aircraft manufactured from 1947 to 1967”, they would not have been originally equipped with such a device, Mr Gibson said, and there was no requirement to have them retrofitted.

“It is standard practice in response to a significant fatal accident for CASA to conduct an internal regulatory and safety review in order to identify improvement opportunities,” Mr Gibson said. “This review will give due consideration to the Canadian … recommendations.”

These documents to include e-mails to the newspaper outlets, internal e-mails of approval for release and transcripts of any verbal communications to those organisations.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning Rob,

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Firstly, I assume you are referring to the accident on 31 December 2017 rather than 31 January 2017.

We received your request on 4 January 2018 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 4 February 2018.

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Regards
David Gobbitt
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


Attachment Preliminary charges notice Rob Cumming Hawkesbury River.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning Rob,

Please see attached preliminary charges notice regarding your request.

Regards
David Gobbitt
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


Attachment Receipt D110023522.pdf
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Attachment Decision letter and docs to Rob Cumming Hawkesbury crash sent 11 Jan 18.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Rob,

Please see attached decision letter and documents released regarding your request, plus your receipt for FOI charges paid.

Regards
David Gobbitt
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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