Aviation safety investigations & reports

Rejected take-off involving a S.A.A.B. Aircraft Co SF-340B, VH-OLN, Lismore, Aerodrome, NSW on 10 December 1998

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Rejected take-off  
Release date: 11 December 1998   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

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