Operator’s risk controls to mitigate CFIT risk
Date issue released
Safety Issue Description

Although the operator had specified a flight profile for a straight-in approaches and stabilised approach criteria in its operations manual, and encouraged the use of stabilised approaches, there were limitations with the design of these procedures. In addition, there were limitations with other risk controls for minimising the risk of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), including no procedures or guidance for the use of the terrain awareness function on the aircraft’s GNS 430W GPS/navigational units, and limited monitoring of the conduct of line operations.

Issue number
Issue Status
No longer relevant
Transport Function
Aviation: Air transport
Issue Owner
Air Connect Australia
Mode of Transport
Issue Status Justification

Following the accident, the operator voluntarily ceased flight operations.