Aviation safety investigations & reports

Flight below minimum altitude involving Pilatus PC-12, VH-FDJ, near Adelaide, South Australia, on 18 July 2017

Investigation number:
AO-2017-075
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

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: Approval  
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  
Expected completion: 4th Quarter 2018   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 14 December 2018