The ATSB is investigating two airspeed overspeed events involving a Jetstar Airways Airbus A320, registered VH-VFX at Sydney Airport, New South Wales, on the 29 September 2018.
During take-off, the aircraft accelerated beyond the flap limit speed. The crew subsequently did not retract the landing gear until they were passing 2,800 ft resulting in the landing gear being retracted at a speed beyond the gear retraction limit speed. The aircraft continued to Melbourne, where the aircraft was grounded until an engineering inspection was conducted.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew, and gather 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.
|Date:||29 September 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||2200 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Sydney Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Incorrect configuration|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|