The ATSB is investigating an unreliable airspeed indication involving a Pilatus PC-12/47E, VH-OWI, near Albany, Western Australia, on 22 June 2020.
During descent, the pilot detected an airspeed mismatch between the pilot and co-pilot primary flight displays (PFD) and elected to return the aircraft to Jandakot.
As part of the investigation the ATSB will speak with the crew, obtain maintenance and inspection records and gather additional information.
A 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 appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||22 June 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||2155 AWST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Albany||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Avionics/flight instruments|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Pilatus Aircraft Ltd|
|Operator||Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Western Operations)|
|Type of operation||Medical Transport|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Jandakot, Western Australia|
|Destination||Albany, Western Australia|