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During the take off ground roll at approximately 90 kts, the left engine ingested a Galah and the gas producer (Ng) speed reduced to below 60% accompanied by the ignition light illuminating. Power was reduced and the take off was discontinued. Maintenance investigation found a bird carcass and feathers partially blocking the engine air intake. After removal and inspection for damage, ground runs were carried out to verify engine performance parameters, and the aircraft was returned to service.
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General details
Date: 10 December 1998 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 6:40 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Rejected take-off 
Release date: 11 December 1998  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: S.A.A.B. Aircraft Co 
Aircraft model: SF-340B 
Aircraft registration: VH-OLN 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Lismore NSW
Destination:Casino NSW
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