Final Report A333 (VH-QPD) Sydney Australia, 10 Dec 2017

Final Report A333 (VH-QPD) Sydney Australia, 10 Dec 2017

Publication info
Author
ATSB (Australia)
Category
Loss of Control Human Factors Ground Operations
Date of publication
18/06/2020
Date for review
02/02/2022

On 10 December 2017, it was discovered after completion of an Airbus A330-300 passenger flight from Sydney to Bejing that freight loading had not been correctly documented on the load and trim sheet presented to and accepted by the Captain and as a result, the aircraft had exceeded its certified MTOW on departure. The Investigation found that the overload finding had not been promptly reported or its safety significance appreciated, that the error had its origin in related verbal communications during loading and noted that the aircraft operator had since made a series of improvements to its freight loading procedures.

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