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.
|Date:||22 November 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||08:43 W. Australia Standard Time||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Paraburdoo Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Flight below minimum altitude|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Fokker B.V.|
|Aircraft model||F28 MK 0100|
|Operator||NETWORK AVIATION PTY LTD|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Perth Airport|