Aviation safety investigations & reports

Abnormal engine indications involving a The Boeing Company 727-77, VH-TBS, Sydney, NSW on 18 December 1992

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The number 3 engine began vibrating on climb through FL340. The vibration could be felt through the airframe. The N1 was reducing and fluctuating and the fuel flow was reducing. The engine was shut down and the aircraft returned to Sydney. Maintenance checks found water in the engine fuel control unit. When this was drained the engine operated satisfactorily. The source of the water could not be determined.
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General details
Date: 18 December 1992   Investigation status: Completed  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications  
Release date: 26 May 1993   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 727-77  
Aircraft registration VH-TBS  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney  
Destination Hobart