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The ATSB is investigating a flap overspeed event of an Airbus A320, registered VH-VQL, near Sydney Airport on 9 May 2018.

The first officer was the pilot flying. During the approach to runway 34L, at about 1,200 ft, the flight crew elected to conduct a go-around because the approach was not stabilised. Some elements of the go-around procedure were not conducted successfully, which resulted in the airspeed exceeding the flap limit speed. The captain took over control and the go-around was completed.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew, examine recorded data from the aircraft, and gather other relevant 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: 09 May 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 19:15 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review 
Location   (show map):near Sydney Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Airframe overspeed 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A320-232 
Aircraft registration: VH-VQL 
Serial number: 2642 
Operator: Jetstar Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Unknown 
Departure point:Avalon, Vic.
Destination:Sydney, NSW
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Last update 03 October 2018