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The ATSB is investigating an aircraft loading event involving Saab 340, VH-ZRB, Sydney Airport, NSW on 14 September 2017.

During unloading at Wagga Wagga, ground crew detected 239 kg of freight was loaded and carried in error from Sydney. Retrospective calculations revealed that the aircraft was about 77 kg over the maximum take-off weight.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain relevant loading documentation, interview personnel involved in loading the aircraft and gather additional information.

General details
Date: 14 September 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 17:10 EST Investigation phase: Final Report: Drafting 
Location   (show map):Sydney Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loading related 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Expected completion: 2nd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Saab Aircraft Co. 
Aircraft model: 340B 
Aircraft registration: VH-ZRB 
Serial number: 340B-389 
Operator: Regional Express 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney, NSW
Destination:Wagga, Wagga, NSW
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Last update 28 February 2018