The ATSB is investigating a loading related event involving Airbus A330, VH-QPD, Sydney Airport, New South Wales, on 17 December 2017.
During unloading, ground crew detected that the flight had been conducted with an incorrect pallet in the hold. Post-flight calculations revealed that the aircraft had been 875 kg heavier than calculations and 495 kg over the maximum take-off weight.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview ground personnel, review documentation, and gather additional information.
A final report will be released when the investigation is completed.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||17 December 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||13:30 ESuT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Sydney Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Loading related|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|