Aviation safety investigations & reports

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202, VH-TQX

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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History of the event

While taxiing for a scheduled passenger service from Sydney, NSW, to Lord Howe Island, the crew of the DeHavilland DHC-8 (Dash-8) reported that the aircraft had sustained a deflated left outboard main tyre and was returning to the departure bay. Shortly after, the cabin crewmember advised the flight crew that the tyre appeared to be 'wet' and that some passengers had seen smoke coming from the wheel area. The flight crew stopped the aircraft on the taxiway and asked the airport rescue and fire-fighting services (RFFS) to check for signs of fire. After receiving the all-clear, the passengers were disembarked and the aircraft was towed to the operator's maintenance facility.

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General details
Date: 17 December 2003   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1150 hours ESuT    
Location   (show map): Sydney, Aero.    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Smoke  
Release date: 07 December 2004   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-8  
Aircraft registration VH-TQX  
Serial number 439  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Departure time 1145 hours ESuT  
Destination Lord Howe Island, NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014