Pionair B462 at Rockhampton on Jan 5th 2023, descended below safe height

Last Update: January 12, 2023 / 19:47:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 5, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Pionair

Flight number
QF-7421

Aircraft Registration
VH-SFV

ICAO Type Designator
B462

Airport ICAO Code
YBRK

A Pionair British Aerospace BAe-146-200 on behalf of Qantas, registration VH-SFV performing flight QF-7421 from Brisbane,QL to Rockhampton,QL (Australia), was on final approach to Rockhampton's runway 33 at about 04:02L (18:02Z Jan 4th) in instrument meteorological conditions when the crew determined they had descended below the glide path and initiated a go around, at the same time they received an E/GPWS warning. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Mackay,QL (Australia) where the aircraft landed safely about 40 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Mackay for about an hour, then flew to Rockhampton again for a safe landing.

On Jan 12th 2023 the ATSB reported the occurrence had been rated a serious incident, a short investigation has been opened.

Metars:
YBRK 041930Z AUTO 35006KT 8000 RA OVC076 22/21 Q1004 RF00.6/024.8=
YBRK 041930Z AUTO 35006KT 8000 RA OVC076 22/21 Q1004 RF00.6/024.8=
YBRK 041909Z AUTO 33007KT 6000 SHRA SCT010 OVC078 22/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041900Z AUTO 33008KT 8000 SHRA SCT010 SCT065 OVC082 22/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041830Z AUTO 00000KT 9999 -SHRA BKN061 OVC080 23/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041800Z AUTO 19004KT 160V240 9999 SHRA SCT005 SCT016 BKN058 23/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041730Z AUTO 13003KT 9999 -SHRA SCT004 SCT021 OVC077 22/21 Q1004 RESHRA=
YBRK 041701Z AUTO 12007KT 9999 -RA SCT006 BKN024 OVC037 23/21 Q1004 RERA=
YBRK 041700Z AUTO 12007KT 9999 -RA SCT006 BKN024 OVC037 23/21 Q1004 RERA=
YBRK 041654Z AUTO 12007KT 9999 +RA SCT006 BKN026 OVC037 23/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041630Z AUTO 34003KT 1800 +RA BKN004 BKN015 OVC056 23/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041630Z AUTO 34003KT 1800 +RA BKN004 BKN015 OVC056 23/21 Q1004=
YBRK 041619Z AUTO 14007KT 6000 RA SCT005 SCT020 OVC056 23/22 Q1004=
YBRK 041603Z AUTO 14006KT 9999 RA SCT006 SCT012 SCT027 24/22 Q1004=
YBRK 041600Z AUTO 14005KT 8000 RA SCT008 BKN027 BKN033 24/22 Q1004=
YBRK 041531Z AUTO 17006KT 6000 +RA OVC028 OVC046 24/22 Q1004=
YBRK 041508Z AUTO 15005KT 9999 -RA BKN028 BKN053 OVC066 24/22 Q1004 RERA=
YBRK 041500Z AUTO 12004KT 9999 +RA SCT030 SCT045 BKN051 24/22 Q1005=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 5, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Pionair

Flight number
QF-7421

Aircraft Registration
VH-SFV

ICAO Type Designator
B462

Airport ICAO Code
YBRK

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