The ATSB is investigating the flight below minimum altitude involving Pilatus PC-12, VH-FDJ, near Adelaide, South Australia, on 18 July 2017.
The aircraft descended below lowest safe altitude while conducting an instrument approach. As part of the investigation, the ATSB has interviewed the pilot and will gather additional operational information.
|Date:||18 July 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||12:22 CST||Investigation phase:||Final report: Approval|
|Location:||near Adelaide||Investigation type:||Occurrence Investigation|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Flight below minimum altitude|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Expected completion:||4th Quarter 2018||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Pilatus Aircraft Ltd|
|Operator||Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Alice Springs, NT|