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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.

General details
Date: 18 July 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 12:22 CST Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review 
Location   (show map):near Adelaide Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia 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: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd 
Aircraft model: PC-12/47 
Aircraft registration: VH-FDJ 
Serial number: 861 
Operator: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Alice Springs, NT
Destination:Adelaide, SA
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Last update 04 October 2018