TAP A21N at Madrid on Sep 3rd 2023, descent below minimum safe altitude on approach, EGPWS saves the day
Last Update: October 11, 2023 / 18:02:40 GMT/Zulu time
Portugal's GPIAA stated, they did not open an investigation into the occurrence but stated: "Flight data from the event shows that at 14:08Z the aircraft descended to 515ft AGL (RALT) with a rate of 2500ft/min. The combination of the high rate of descent with the elevation of the terrain ahead activated the EGPWS system for 4 seconds." and subsequently stated: "Information was requested from the Madrid air traffic service provider to determine whether the Minimum Safe Altitude Warning (MSAW) system was in operation at the time of the event, and confirmation was received that the system was operational, although inhibited for the area of occurrence given the proximity to the airport (approach phase)."
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