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Discontinued Investigation

Statement of Reasons

Occurrence investigations commenced from 1 July 2003 are initially categorised as category 4 unless agreed by the ATSB Executive to be above this level at the outset. As detailed in Section 21 (2) of the TSI Act 2003, the Executive Director is empowered to discontinue an investigation at any time. Section 21 (3) of the TSI Act 2003 requires the Executive Director to publish a statement setting out the reasons for discontinuing an investigation (commenced from 1 July 2003) within 28 days of discontinuing the investigation. To obtain a copy of the Brief Print Public for Discontinued Investigations prior to 1 July 2003.


Information was provided to the ATSB indicating that the crew of a foreign registered Boeing 747 cargo aircraft conducted an emergency landing at Adelaide aerodrome on the morning of 9 February 2005, during the curfew period. Emergency services were placed on local standby and the aircraft landed at 0438 CSuT. The information included claims that the emergency was fuel related.

The ATSB commenced a category 4 investigation to determine if safety was compromised. Following a comprehensive assessment of available information, including air traffic control communications recordings, no safety issues were found to have been involved. When the aircraft landed, it contained fuel sufficient for about 100 minutes flight.

Status: Downgraded the occurrence to category 5 and investigation discontinued.


General details
Date: 09 February 2005 Investigation status: Discontinued 
Time: 0438 CSuT  
Location   (show map):Adelaide, Aero. Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Low fuel 
Release date: 10 February 2005 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Discontinued Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 747 
Aircraft registration: N715CK 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
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Last update 16 February 2016