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The ATSB is investigating a Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) warning and missed approached involving a Beechcraft B200, VH-FDW, near Gladstone Airport, Queensland, on 5 April 2018.

During their approach to Gladstone Airport, the flight crew received a TAWS warning and conducted a missed approach. The flight crew subsequently sighted the runway, conducted a visual approach, and landed without further incident.

As part of the investigation the ATSB will be gathering flight data, interviewing flight crew and gathering additional information.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 05 April 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0900 EST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):Gladstone Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: E/GPWS warning 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Raytheon Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: B200 King Air  
Aircraft registration: VH-FDW 
Serial number: BB-1880 
Operator: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Qld Section) Ltd 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Brisbane, Qld
Destination:Gladstone, Qld
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Last update 11 July 2018