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.
|Date:||01 October 2014||Investigation status:||Discontinued|
|Location:||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 manufacturer||Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica|
|Aircraft model||ERJ 190-100 IGW|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Melbourne, Vic.|