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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.

General details
Date: 11 September 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 10:00 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review 
Location   (show map):Gold Coast Airport, N 13 km Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Flight below minimum altitude 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A330-343X 
Aircraft registration: 9M-XXI 
Serial number: 1411 
Operator: AirAsia X 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Destination:Gold Coast, Qld
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Last update 14 November 2018