Investigation number
AO-2021-048
Occurrence date
Location
Paraburdoo Airport
State
Western Australia
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Systemic
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: External review
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Flight below minimum altitude
Occurrence category
Serious Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a flight below minimum altitude involving a Fokker Aircraft F100, registered VH-NHV, at Paraburdoo Airport, Western Australia, on 22 November 2021.

During a fourth attempt at an instrument approach at Paraburdoo Airport, the flight crew continued the descent below the approach minima before becoming visual and landing. As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew, review cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder data, operating procedures, and flight planning information.

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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Perth Airport
Destination
Paraburdoo Airport
Model
F28 MK 0100
Serial number
11482
Sector
Jet
Registration
VH-NHV
Operation type
Air Transport High Capacity
Damage
Nil
Manufacturer
Fokker B.V.
Aircraft Operator
NETWORK AVIATION PTY LTD