Aviation safety investigations & reports

Descent below segment minimum safe altitude involving Airbus A330-343X, 9M-XXI, near Gold Coast Airport, Qld, on 11 September 2016

Investigation number:
AO-2016-124
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase

Summary

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 level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Gold Coast Airport, N 13 km   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Flight below minimum altitude  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019    

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 05 February 2019