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.
|Date:||09 May 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||19:15 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Sydney Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Approval|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Airframe overspeed|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Avalon, Vic.|