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As the aircraft commenced descent, the crew heard and felt a loud thump. On final approach, the crew heard and felt a second thump, and concluded that a container in the forward hold was incorrectly restrained. Whe the hold was opened at the ramp, an engineer confirmed that the aft restraint on one pallet was not engaged, permitting the pallet to move approximately 15 cm forward and rearward.
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General details
Date: 15 January 1998 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:45 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 06 July 1998 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 767-338ER 
Aircraft registration: VH-OGJ 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Auckland New Zealand
Destination:Sydney NSW
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