The ATSB is investigating an incorrect configuration involving an Airbus A320, registered VH-VNR, on 16 October 2019.
During an approach to Sydney Airport’s runway 16L, the aircraft's configuration was not correct for that particular phase of flight. This led to an EGPWS SPEED alert at about 1300 ft. The aircraft's speed and configuration were corrected and the approach was stable by 1000 ft. The aircraft landed normally.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will consider interview material, aircraft digitally recorded data, and other relevant flight documentation.
A report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
|Date:||16 October 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||3:05 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||28 km N, Sydney Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Unstable approach|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Destination||Sydney, New South Wales|