ATSB investigates Virgin Australia Regional Airlines landing incident

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Australia's transport safety investigator is probing a landing incident involving a Virgin Australia Regional Airlines ATR 72-600 at Moranbah, Queensland.

The right undercarriage of the aircraft, registered as VH-FVY, "left the runway surface" while landing at approximately 11:10 local time on 8 July, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The aircraft was operating flight VA1663 from Brisbane.

The ATSB has not revealed if the aircraft was damaged, but it has categorised the event as a serious incident and expects to complete its investigation in October.

A spokesman for the airline told Flightglobal Pro that the aircraft "received a comprehensive maintenance inspection and has since been cleared by company and manufacturer engineers and returned to service".

The airline did not provide any further details on the incident, citing the ATSB investigation.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows that the aircraft involved is leased from Avation and was delivered to Virgin Australia in February this year.