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The pilot reported that the number three engine was shut down after the oil pressure indicator showed erratic movement and then dropped to zero. The low oil pressure light did not illuminate. The flight continued for an uneventful landing at the planned destination. Post flight examination confirmed erroneous oil pressure indication. The oil pressure transducer for the number three engine oil pressure gauge was replaced and the aircraft returned to service without further incident.
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General details
Date: 19 August 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 7:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications 
Release date: 02 September 1997 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146-300 
Aircraft registration: VH-EWM 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Canberra ACT
Destination:Brisbane QLD
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