The ATSB is investigating an operational event involving a Boeing 737, VH-VUE, on approach to Adelaide Airport South Australia, on 13 September 2017.
During descent, the airspeed trend vector started to increase. Control inputs made by the flight crew disconnected the autopilot and a minor airframe overspeed occurred. One cabin crew member sustained serious injuries and a second cabin crew member sustained minor injuries.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will:
- interview members of the aircraft crew and gather operational information
- download and analyse data from the flight data and cockpit voice recorders
- review air traffic control radar and audio recordings
- review meteorological information.
|Date:||13 September 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||17:30 CST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||78 km ESE Adelaide Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Cabin injuries|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Operator||Virgin Australia Airlines|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Melbourne, Vic.|