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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.

General details
Date: 29 September 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 2200 EST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):Sydney Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Incorrect configuration 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A320-232 
Aircraft registration: VH-VFX 
Serial number: 5871 
Operator: Jetstar Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney, NSW
Destination:Melbourne, Vic.
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Last update 09 October 2018