NTSB Identification: DCA13WA061
Incident occurred Friday, January 04, 2013 in Launceston, Australia
Aircraft: BOEING 737, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On 4 January 2013, at approximately 2020 local time, a B737-800, registration VH-VUZ, operated by Virgin Australia between Launceston and Malbourne, experienced a pitch excursion. During the climb, the crew did not select the appropriate vertical mode and the aircraft pitched forward to maintain minimum speed. The investigation is
continuing. There were no injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608

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