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On 21 January 2006, at 1155 Eastern Daylight-saving Time, a Saab AB SF340B aircraft, registered VH-ORX, departed Lismore Aerodrome, NSW, on a scheduled regular pubic transport flight to Sydney, NSW. On board were 3 crew and 21 passengers. Shortly after passing 8,000 ft on climb, the crew received a master caution warning indicating that there had been numerous system failures. After conducting failure management procedures the crew elected to return to the departure aerodrome. while en-route to the departure aerodrome they received another master caution indicating a hydraulic failure. The crew then diverted to Coolangatta Aerodrome.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the K9 circuit breaker had been tripped. The investigation by the operator revealed that it was possible to inadvertently trip the circuit breaker when moving a navigation folder for use

As a result of the occurrence the operator issued an Operations Notice to flight crew advising that items are not to be stored on the circuit breaker panel and that all circuit breakers are to be checked correctly during failure management procedures.

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General details
Date: 16 January 2006 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1155  
Location   (show map):15km SSW Lismore, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Warning devices 
Release date: 30 June 2006 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: S.A.A.B. Aircraft Co 
Aircraft model: 340 
Aircraft registration: VH-ORX 
Serial number: 293 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Lismore, NSW
Departure time:1147
Destination:Sydney, NSW
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