Aviation safety investigations & reports

Taxiing collision involving BAe146, VH-NJW, Perth Airport, Western Australia, on 30 July 2019

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


The ATSB is investigating a taxiing collision involving a Avro RJ85 (British Aerospace Avro 146-RJ), registration VH-NJW, at Perth Airport, Western Australia, on 30 July 2019.

While being prepared for flight, the aircraft rolled into a light pole, causing substantial damage to the aircraft. There were no reported injuries.

The ATSB will interview involved parties and witnesses, and gather additional information.

A final 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: 30 July 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1425 WST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Perth Airport   Investigation phase: Final report: External review  
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Terrain Collision  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer British Aerospace PLC  
Aircraft model AVRO 146-RJ85  
Aircraft registration VH-NJW  
Serial number E2329  
Operator National Jet Express  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Perth, Western Australia  
Destination Granny Smith, Western Australia  
Last update 09 December 2019