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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201666
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-319ER
Owner/operator:Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-OKN
MSN: 38406/911
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:SSW of Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN) -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA)
Destination airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Air New Zealand flight NZ135 was involved in a descent below minimum altitude on approach to Brisbane International Airport, Australia.
The aircraft, a Boeing 777-319ER, was tracking via the SAVER 1A STAR for runway 01 at Brisbane Airport and the flight crew were cleared to descend to 3,000 ft. Shortly after the aircraft was observed to have descended to 2,500 ft. The flight crew were alerted to the error, but the aircraft continued descent to about 2,000 ft.

Weather around the time of the incident (09:24 LT / 23:24Z, 17 Dec):
YBBN 172300Z 03011KT 9999 -SHRA FEW011 SCT015 BKN034 20/18 Q1017 INTER 2300/0200 3000 SHRA BKN012 BKN025
YBBN 180000Z 01011KT 300V010 9999 -SHRA FEW012 SCT032 BKN050 20/18 Q1017 RESHRA INTER 0000/0300 3000 SHRA BKN012 BKN025



Photo of ZK-OKN courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
21 December 2019; (c) Paul Seymour

Auckland International 8Jul2013

Revision history:

24-Nov-2017 10:07 Petropavlovsk Added
24-Nov-2017 10:10 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative]
24-Nov-2017 18:28 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
24-Nov-2017 18:28 harro Updated [Photo, ]
24-Nov-2017 18:39 harro Updated [Narrative]
19-Dec-2017 07:35 flyernzl Updated [Photo, ]

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