The ATSB is investigating an aircraft preparation event involving an British Aerospace (BAe) 146-300, VH-NJZ at Sydney Airport, NSW on 22 January 2019.
At about 0455 on 22 January the aircraft took off with the rear tail stand attached. After take-off the tail stand sheared off resulting in foreign object debris on the runway.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will among others tasks interview witnesses and ground crew and examine operator manuals and procedures.
A 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 action can be taken.
|Date:||22 January 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0455 ESuT||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Sydney Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Aircraft preparation|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2019|
|Aircraft manufacturer||British Aerospace PLC|
|Aircraft model||BAe 146-300|
|Operator||National Jet Express|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|