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On 21 December 1991, at 1646 hours Eastern Summer Time, a Boeing 737-376, VH-TAJ, operating a scheduled passenger service, landed at Sydney (Ktngsford Smith) Airport, Shortly after reverse thrust was selected, a failure occurred in the right engine. The aircraft veered abruptly from the runway centreline and oscillated laterally before being stabilised. Two .flight attendants who were in forward facing seats in the rear of the aircraft received minor injuries during the aircraft deceleration, when their restraint system permitted excessive lateral movement. The investigation determined that the right engine failed .following the. ingestion of a thrust reverser cascade, which had detached as a result of a fatigue failure of; the mounting flange. The flight attendants' seat and restraint system did not comply with applicable Australian design requirements.
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General details
Date: 21 December 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1646 ESuT  
Location   (show map):Sydney Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 20 March 1994  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737 
Aircraft registration: VH-TAJ 
Serial number: 23484 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Brisbane, QLD
Destination:Melbourne, VIC
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