14-Jul-2011 11:02 AM

Safety Bureau claims Tiger flight posed no risk

Australian Transport Safety Bureau stated that the low descent by a Tiger Airways Australia A320 into Avalon Airport, the incident that triggered the airline’s grounding, did not represent a serious threat to the aircraft or passengers (Herald Sun, 14-Jun-2011). "There's a substantial safety buffer built into the minimum safe altitude arrangements, which means there was no serious threat to the safety of the aircraft," said the ATSB chief commissioner Martin Dolan.