The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has launched an investigation into an incident where a Jetstar Airways-operated Airbus A320's automatic systems intervened while on approach to land.
According to the ATSB, the A320, registered as VH-JQG, was operating a flight from Ballina to Sydney. While conducting an approach to land at Sydney airport on 25 June at 10:25 local time, the aircraft's airspeed fell below the required approach speed.
"As the crew acted to recapture the target speed, the aircraft's automatic flight envelope protection activated," says the ATSB. "In accordance with the operator's standard procedure the crew performed a missed approach."
The investigator did not provide any further detail on what phase of landing the aircraft was in or what its altitude was.
The ATSB adds that it expects to complete its investigation into the operational incident in October this year.