Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airspeed management event involving Fokker 100, VH-UQN, at Rockhampton, Queensland, on 10 November 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: External review Read more information on this investigation phase


The ATSB is investigating an operational event involving a Fokker 100, registered VH-UQN, at Rockhampton, Queensland, on 10 November 2019.

Passing 300 ft on final approach, the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence which resulted in a loss of airspeed. While attempting to arrest the loss of speed, the speed fell below the minimum approach speed. The aircraft landed safely.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview directly involved parties and obtain other relevant information, including technical logs and recorded data.

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.

General details
Date: 10 November 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 20:05 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Rockhampton Airport   Investigation phase: Final report: External review  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Powerplant/propulsion - Other  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2022    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Fokker B.V.  
Aircraft model F28MK0100  
Aircraft registration VH-UQN  
Serial number 11361  
Operator Alliance Airlines  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Brisbane, Queensland  
Destination Rockhampton, Queensland  
Last update 18 January 2022