Investigation number
AO-2023-004
Occurrence date
Location
5 NM south-southeast of Rockhampton Aerodrome
State
Queensland
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
E/GPWS warning
Occurrence category
Serious Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

While conducting an instrument approach into Rockhampton Aerodrome while in instrument meteorological conditions, the flight crew determined that the aircraft was below the required vertical flight path.

The crew immediately initiated a missed approach, and almost simultaneously received a received an E/GPWS warning.

Following the missed approach, the aircraft diverted to Mackay Aerodrome and landed without incident.

The investigation is continuing. A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate safety action can be taken.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Brisbane Aerodrome
Destination
Rockhampton Aerodrome
Model
BAE 146 SERIES 200-11
Serial number
E2086
Sector
Jet
Registration
VH-SFV
Operation type
Part 121 Air transport operations - larger aeroplanes
Damage
Nil
Manufacturer
British Aerospace PLC
Aircraft Operator
Pionair Australia Pty Ltd