ATSB investigating Air New Zealand descent below radar lowest safe altitude at Brisbane Airport

28 November, 2017

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) reported (24-Nov-2017) it is investigating the descent below the radar lowest safe altitude of a Boeing 777 (ZK-OKN) operated by Air New Zealand, near Brisbane Airport on 18-Nov-2017. The flight was tracking for runway 01 and the flight crew were cleared to descend to 3000ft. Shortly after the aircraft was observed to have descended to 2500ft. The flight crew were alerted to the error, but the aircraft continued descent to about 2000ft. [more - original PR]