Singapore - Singapore Airlines is under scrutiny by the ATSB after one of the engines of a Boeing 747 freighter aircraft hit the engine number 1 to the ground on Nov. 28 in Sydney, Australia during landing.
According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), the flight crew was trying to abort the landing when the incident happened.
Engine number 1 hit the ground during a missed approach procedure, the Australian authority said on its website.
A missed approach is performed before touchdown when a safe landing is not possible for whatever reason.
The ATSB said that investigations will include interviews with the flight crew, recorded flight data, and other relevant parties involved.
After the investigation completed, the Australian authority is expected to release a report by the second quarter of 2020.
"Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken", the regulator said.
During the go-around, one of the aircraft's engines made contact with the runway. The subsequent landing was uneventful. The aircraft taxied to the terminal uneventfully. Engineers assessed the damage to the aircraft and a decision was made to delay the outbound flight,
an SIA spokesperson said.
The airline is cooperating fully with the ATSB and Singapore's Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB), and is also undertaking its own investigation into the incident,
the SIA spokesperson added.