Aviation safety investigations & reports

Operational event involving Boeing 787, registered 9V-OJC near Perth Airport, Western Australia on 4 December 2015

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase


Update: 4 December 2019

The investigation into the operational event involving a Boeing 787, registered 9V-OJC near Perth Airport, Western Australia on 4 December 2015 is continuing.

The investigation report is currently in the internal review phase. During this phase, reports undergo a rigorous internal review process to ensure they adequately and accurately reflect the evidence collected, analysis, and agreed findings of the Safety Factor Review.

Currently, the anticipated publication date of the final report is during the first quarter of 2020. However, should any critical safety issues be identified during any phase of this investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.


Initial summary

During approach to runway 21 in day visual meteorological conditions, the aircraft descended below the glideslope resulting in the crew receiving an EGPWS GLIDESLOPE caution. The crew conducted a missed approach before returning to land.

The investigation is continuing.

General details
Date: 04 December 2015   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 17:46 WST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Perth Airport   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Flight below minimum altitude  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 787-9  
Aircraft registration 9V-OJC  
Serial number 37114  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Singapore  
Destination Perth, WA  
Last update 19 February 2020