The ATSB is investigating the descent below segment minimum safe altitude involving Airbus A330-343X, 9M-XXI, near Gold Coast Airport, Qld, on 11 September 2016.
The flight crew were cleared to conduct a RNAV-Z (GNSS) instrument approach to runway 14 at Gold Coast Airport in visual meteorological conditions. During the approach, the aircraft was observed to descend below a segment minimum safe altitude.
A final safety report will be released following the conclusion of the ATSB’s investigation. Should a safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||11 September 2016||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||10:00 EST||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Gold Coast Airport, N 13 km||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Flight below minimum altitude|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Expected completion:||1st Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Destination||Gold Coast, Qld|