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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229122
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Time:08:04 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Vietnam Airlines
Registration: VN-A870
MSN: 39289/496
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML) -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Investigating agency: ATSB
The ATSB is investigating an incorrect configuration incident involving a Boeing 787-9, registered VN-A870, flight VN781, operated by Vietnam Airlines near Melbourne Airport, Australia.
During approach to land, Melbourne Air Traffic Control advised the crew that the aircraft’s landing gear was observed not to be extended. The crew initiated a missed approach.

Flight tracking websites have recorded a lowest ADS-B reported altitude of 650 feet at 3 km short of the threshold of runway 34.



Photo of VN-A870 courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
20 January 2019; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

19-Sep-2019 07:02 harro Added
19-Sep-2019 19:48 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Photo]

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