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On Friday 5 March 2010, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will hold a media conference to accompany the release of its final investigation report into a mishandled go-around procedure, involving an Airbus A320-232 passenger aircraft (registered VH-VQT). The incident occurred during a landing attempt at Melbourne airport on 21 July 2007, following a scheduled flight from Christchurch, New Zealand.

The ATSB's Chief Commissioner, Mr Martin Dolan, and Team Leader, Aviation Safety Investigations, Mr Joe Hattley, will discuss the report. Mr Dolan and Mr Hattley will also share the key safety lessons learnt from the investigation.

Where: 62 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City ACT (ATSB Central Office)

Time: 11.00am (ADST)

The report will be available via the ATSB website (atsb.gov.au) at 10.30am on Friday, 5 March.  Hard copies will also be available, at 10.30am, for media representatives attending the briefing. No further media briefings will be conducted by the investigation team. After this briefing, all media enquiries should be directed to the media phone number below.

Media contact: 1800 020 616
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Last update 01 April 2011