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After the aircraft cleared the runway after landing, the tower reported what appeared to be a fire in the starboard engine . The engine was shut down and the fire bottle discharged. The aircraft then taxied to its allocated parking bay followed by the RFFS vehicles. Investigation revealed there had been no engine fire but the APU was 'torching' from the tail pipe. The APU igniter plug, fuel atomiser and combuster liner were changed and the APU then operated normally.
 
General details
Date: 12 October 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 16:38 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Fire 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 30 October 1993 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Fokker B.V. 
Aircraft model: F28 MK 3000 
Aircraft registration: VH-EWF 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Norfolk Island NSW
Destination:Sydney NSW
 
 
 
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