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Section 21 (2) of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act) empowers the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to discontinue an investigation into a transport safety matter at any time. Section 21 (3) of the TSI Act requires the ATSB to publish a statement setting out the reasons for discontinuing an investigation.

On 15 October 2014, the ATSB commenced an investigation into a reported vertical speed exceedance involving an Embraer ERJ 190, VH-ZPN, near Hobart Airport, Tasmania on 1 October 2014.

Examination of the information collected during the investigation indicated that the aircraft did not exceed the allowable vertical speed and that the event did not constitute a Transport Safety Matter under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

On that basis, the ATSB has decided to discontinue the investigation.

General details
Date: 01 October 2014 Investigation status: Discontinued 
Time: 21:00 EST  
Location   (show map):near Hobart Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania Occurrence type: Control - Other 
Release date: 20 October 2014 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Discontinued Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica 
Aircraft model: ERJ 190-100 IGW 
Aircraft registration: VH-ZPN 
Serial number: 19000312 
Operator: Virgin Australia 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Melbourne, Vic.
Destination:Hobart, Tas.
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Last update 18 April 2017