The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a flight below minimum safe altitude involving a Beechcraft Baron 95-B55, VH-CBG, on 13 May 2021.
While conducting a visual approach at night under the instrument flight rules to runway 21 Right at Parafield Airport, the aircraft was manoeuvred outside of the circling area while below the minimum safe altitude. The pilot lost visual contact with the runway, and after regaining visual contact, manoeuvred the aircraft to re-join the circuit for runway 21 Right.
As part of the investigation, ATSB investigators will examine air traffic control recordings and interview crew.
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 appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||13 May 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||9:26 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Parafield Aerodrome||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Operational non-compliance|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Beech Aircraft Corp|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Ceduna, South Australia|
|Destination||Parafield, South Australia|