Aviation safety investigations & reports

Engine pod strike involving Boeing 747-412F, 9V-SFO, Sydney Airport, New South Wales, on 28 November 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a pod strike involving a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-412F freighter, 9V-SFO, at Sydney Airport, on 28 November 2019.

During the missed approach procedure, the no. 1 engine pod struck the ground.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew and other directly involved parties and obtain other relevant information, including 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: 28 November 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 2040 AEDT   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Sydney Airport   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Ground strike  
Release date: 02 December 2019   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2021    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747-412F  
Aircraft registration 9V-SFO  
Serial number 32900  
Operator Singapore Airlines  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Unknown  
Departure point Changi, Singapore  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
Last update 20 July 2020