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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137721
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Date:07-JUN-2011
Time:21:02EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:Tiger Airways Australia
Registration: VH-VNG
MSN: 3674
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 150
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:17km ENE Melbourne International Airport -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:BNE
Destination airport:MEL
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
Flight TT5207 was cleared to descend to 2500ft by ATC on a downwind leg for runway 27. The FMS showed a minimum altitude for the active leg of 2000ft. Flight crew decided to descend to the FMS minimum altitude, however ATC requested the flight to return to 2500ft. An uneventful landing followed.

Sources:

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2011/aair/ao-2011-070.aspx
http://www.examiner.com.au/news/national/national/general/tiger-airways-jet-flew-below-safe-altitude/2189445.aspx
https://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2011/06/08/tiger-belly-crawl-into-melbourne-under-investigation/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of VH-VNG courtesy AirHistory.net


Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)
15 April 2017; (c) Peter Gates

Revision history:

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27-Jul-2011 10:01 Cygnus Added

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