MIL-OSI Australia: Carbon monoxide indication during flight involving Piper PA-28, VH-PZG near Bankstown Airport, New South Wales, on 8 March 2021

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Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a flight below minimum safe altitude involving a Beechcraft Baron 95-B55, VH-CBG, on 13 May 2021.

While conducting a visual approach at night under the instrument flight rules to runway 21 Right at Parafield Airport, the aircraft was manoeuvred outside of the circling area while below the minimum safe altitude. The pilot lost visual contact with the runway, and after regaining visual contact, manoeuvred the aircraft to re-join the circuit for runway 21 Right.

As part of the investigation, ATSB investigators will examine air traffic control recordings and interview crew.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

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