Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Co 747SP-38, VH-EAB

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Safety Action

Local safety action

Fatigue was a possible factor underlying the error. Management at the maintenance facility subsequently issued a safety alert and maintenance memo, stressing the importance of following the correct procedures and proper maintenance practices. Management has also instituted weekly meetings of engineers to discuss safety matters.

General details
Date: 05 May 2001   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1630 hours CST    
Location   (show map): Darwin, Aero.    
State: Northern Territory    
Release date: 06 February 2002   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747  
Aircraft registration VH-EAB  
Serial number 22672  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Cairns, QLD  
Destination Darwin, NT  
Last update 13 May 2014