Investigation number
AO-2023-040
Occurrence date
Location
20 km north-west of Alice Springs Airport
State
Northern Territory
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Internal review
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Flight Preparation / Navigation
Occurrence category
Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The ATSB is investigating an incident involving an Embraer ERJ 190-100, registered VH-UYN, approximately 20 km north-west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory on 24 August 2023 at 1623 local time.

During the visual approach, the crew conducted a high rate of descent to establish the aircraft on the approach profile. ATC subsequently issued a terrain safety alert.

The final report has been drafted and is undergoing internal review to ensure the report adequately and accurately reflects the evidence collected, analysis, and agreed findings.

The 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.

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Aircraft Details
Departure point
Darwin Airport
Destination
Alice Springs Airport
Model
ERJ 190-100 IGW
Serial number
19000095
Sector
Jet
Registration
VH-UYN
Operation type
Part 121 Air transport operations - larger aeroplanes
Damage
Nil
Manufacturer
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica