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.
|Date:||30 July 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1425 WST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Perth Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Terrain Collision|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||British Aerospace PLC|
|Aircraft model||AVRO 146-RJ85|
|Operator||National Jet Express|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Perth, Western Australia|
|Destination||Granny Smith, Western Australia|