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Updated: 25 August 2017

Completion of the draft investigation report has been further delayed by competing priorities and workload of the investigator in charge. It is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties (DIP) for comment in November 2017. Feedback from those parties over the 28-day DIP period on the factual accuracy of the draft report will be considered for inclusion in the final report, which is anticipated to be released to the public in February 2018.

 

Updated: 9 February 2017

Completion of the draft investigation report has been further delayed by the involvement of the investigator in charge on other aviation safety investigations and tasks however, all factual data had been sourced and reviewed. As a result, occurrences involving radar vectors below minimum vector altitude and loss of separation and loss of separation assurance have been identified for further investigation. The draft report is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties (DIP) for comment in May 2017. Feedback from those parties over the 28-day DIP period on the factual accuracy of the draft report will be considered for inclusion in the final report, which is anticipated to be released to the public no later than July 2017.

 

Updated: 15 September 2016

Completion of the draft investigation report has been delayed by competing priorities and workload of the investigator in charge. It is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties (DIP) for comment in February 2017. Feedback from those parties over the 28-day DIP period on the factual accuracy of the draft report will be considered for inclusion in the final report, which is anticipated to be released to the public no later than May 2017.

 

 

During the approach, the aircraft did not turn as early as expected and the controller instructed the crew to continue the downwind leg of the circuit. The aircraft subsequently flew below the minimum altitude required by the radar terrain clearance chart before being instructed to climb by ATC.

The investigation is continuing.

 
General details
Date: 18 May 2015 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 18:10 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Adelaide Airport Occurrence type:Flight below minimum altitude 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: February 2018  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Saab Aircraft Co. 
Aircraft model: 340B 
Aircraft registration: VH-OLL 
Serial number: 340B-175 
Operator: Regional Express 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Mount Gambier, SA
Destination:Adelaide, SA
 
 
 
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Last update 17 October 2017