Incident: Tiger A320 at Melbourne on Jun 7th 2011, descended below minimum safe altitude
|By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Jun 8th 2011 07:34Z, last updated Wednesday, Jun 8th 2011 07:34Z |
A Tiger Airways Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VNG performing flight TR-5207 from Brisbane,QL to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was on an instrument approach to Melbourne's runway 27 turning onto the base leg, when the aircraft descended to 2000 feet, which is below the minimum safe altitude of 2500 feet, before the aircraft climbed back to 2500 feet while turning final. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.
The Australian TSB opened an investigation into the "operational occurrence" (editorial note: suggesting the ATSB is looking into a possible ATC error).
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