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ATSB to probe Virgin Blue cockpit warnings

written by WOFA | November 20, 2009

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating an incident where GPWS alerts went off during the landing of a Virgin Blue Boeing 737 at Darwin Airport on November 6.

The aircraft, operating a flight from Brisbane, is understood to have been making its third landing attempt after two earlier approaches on a different runway were aborted due to severe winds when the crew received GPWS flap alert and GPWS terrain alert messages. The crew proceeded with the landing, which was safely completed.

The ATSB says that it is continuing its investigation into what caused the GPWS warnings to go off.


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