On 28 March 2019, Regional Express Airlines SAAB 340 aircraft registered VH-OLM was conducting a night visual approach to Williamtown Airport NSW, with eight passengers and three crew on-board. During the approach, the aircraft descended below minimum safe altitude.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview witnesses and obtain other relevant evidence and information.
A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. However, 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:||28 March 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1945 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Williamtown Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Flight below minimum altitude|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Saab Aircraft Co.|
|Type of operation||Air Transport Low Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|