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Updated: 25 September 2017

The ATSB has completed the analysis of this incident and the draft report is currently undergoing internal review. The draft report is expected to be distributed to Directly Involved Parties in October 2017. A final report is expected to be published according to the schedule stated in the General details below.

 

Updated: 9 February 2017

Completion of the draft investigation report has been delayed awaiting confirmatory information from a component manufacturer. The draft investigation report is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties for review by April 2017. Any comments from those parties over the 28‑day response period will be considered for inclusion in the final report, which is planned for release to the public in June 2017.

 

Updated: 29 September 2016

The investigation is continuing, with the initial evidence collection and all relevant interviews completed. However, due to competing priorities and investigative workload, the team has to date been unable to complete the remaining tasks to finalise this investigation. As a result, the draft investigation report is now anticipated to be ready for directly involved party review by December 2016. Any comments from those parties over the 28-day response period will be considered for inclusion in the final report, which is planned for release to the public in March 2017.

 

Updated: 20 May 2016

The investigation is continuing, with most of the initial evidence collection complete. As the aircraft was subsequently removed from line operations and flown to a remote aircraft storage facility, there was a delay in recovering the aircraft’s Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System unit. As the ATSB does not have the in-house facility to analyse this type of unit, it has been sent to the unit’s manufacturer in the United States for data download. This has delayed finalising the draft investigation report, which is anticipated to be ready for directly involved party review by October 2016 and released to the public in November 2016.

 

 

Updated: 17 February 2016

Analysis of information gathered to date indicates that the occurrence is more complex than understood from the initial notification. As a result, the investigation has been re-scoped with additional resources being allocated and further information being collected.

The investigation will include further examination of the following:

  • flight operations
  • human factors
  • weather
  • organisational factors
  • regulatory oversight.

 

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into a GPWS warning involving a Boeing 737-300, registered VH-NLK and operated by Nauru Airlines, at Kosrae International Airport, in the Federated States of Micronesia, on 12 June 2015.

The Boeing 737-300 is recorded on the Australian register of aircraft.

During an instrument approach, the crew received a GPWS warning. The crew discontinued the approach.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will gather additional information from the operator.

A report will be released within several months.

 
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