Aviation safety investigations & reports

Vertical speed exceedance involving an Embraer ERJ 190, VH-ZPN, near Hobart Airport, Tasmania on 1 October 2014

Investigation number:
AO-2014-165
Status: Discontinued

Discontinued

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    
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 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.  
Last update 18 April 2017