Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna Aircraft Company 402C, VH-LKC

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


While the aircraft was enroute from Kalgoorlie to Perth, the pilot noted that one engine began to run rough and had high cylinder head temperatures. The pilot decided to continue the flight to Perth and the aircraft landed without further incident. The subsequent investigation revealed that incorrect fuel had been added during refuelling at Kalgoorlie.

Safety Action

The agent reported that the company that supplied the fuel had since conducted an audit and had recommended a change to the procedures. The change required that when an order was made by telephone or radio, the person receiving the order was to read back the fuel type and quantity.

General details
Date: 21 November 1998   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1515 hours WST    
Location   (show map): 120 km W Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Aero.    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications  
Release date: 09 September 1999   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402  
Aircraft registration VH-LKC  
Serial number 402C0625  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Kalgoorlie, WA  
Departure time 1445 hours WST  
Destination Perth, WA  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL 563.5 4391
Last update 13 May 2014