Aviation safety investigations & reports

Flight below minimum altitude involving Fokker Aircraft F100, registration VH-NHV, at Paraburdoo Airport, Western Australia, on 22 November 2021

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


The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a flight below minimum altitude involving a Fokker Aircraft F100, registered VH-NHV, at Paraburdoo Airport, Western Australia, on 22 November 2021.

During a fourth attempt at an instrument approach at Paraburdoo Airport, the flight crew continued the descent below the approach minima before becoming visual and landing. As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew, review cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder data, operating procedures, and flight planning 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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 22 November 2021   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 08:43 W. Australia Standard Time   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Paraburdoo Airport   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Flight below minimum altitude  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2022    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Fokker B.V.  
Aircraft model F28 MK 0100  
Aircraft registration VH-NHV  
Serial number 11482  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Perth Airport  
Destination Paraburdoo Airport  
Last update 12 July 2022