The ATSB is investigating an incident involving an Embraer Regional Jet 190-300, registered VH-IKJ, approximately 10.8km north-north-east of Napier, New Zealand, on 24 May 2023 at approximately 1152 UTC.
During the approach at night, the crew observed the aircraft was above the approach path. The crew elected to conduct a left descending orbit to re-establish the aircraft on the approach profile.
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