The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a low fuel event involving Boeing 737-838, registered VH-VZO that occurred abeam Wave Rock, Western Australia on 18 July 2022.
During descent, the crew declared an emergency due to the amount of fuel on board and proceeded to land at Perth. The aircraft landed with reserves intact.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. However, 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:||18 July 2022||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||02.19 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Abeam Wave Rock||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Fuel - Other|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2023|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Brisbane Airport|