Aviation safety investigations & reports

Oil system event involving a Aerospatiale Industries SA.365C-1, VH-PVA, 11km NE Epping, VIC on 18 August 1999

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was enroute to Mount Buller on a medivac priority flight after having departed Essendon. During climb out to cruise level, the aircraft experienced a caution advisory indicating low oil pressure of the number two engine. The crew initiated emergency procedures and completed an uneventful precautionary landing near Thomastown. Further investigation revealed oil leakage in the area of the number two engine deck. An engine magnetic particle detector receptacle was found loose and backing out, because of a failed lockwire, thereby causing the oil leakage. The engine number two and three modules were replaced as a precaution and the aircraft returned to service.
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General details
Date: 18 August 1999   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 13:12 EST    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 28 September 1999   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aerospatiale Industries  
Aircraft model SA.365C-1  
Aircraft registration VH-PVA  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Essendon Vic.  
Destination Mount Buller Vic.