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On 27 February 2006, at approximately 1427 Western Standard Time, the Cessna Aircraft Company 441 aircraft, registered VH-LBA, was being operated on a charter flight with two pilots and seven passengers from Perth to Mount Weld, WA. During cruise, at Flight Level (FL) 250, the left engine shut down. The crew actioned the 'engine securing phase one checks' from the quick reference handbook and declared a PAN. They then requested and received a clearance to descend to FL200. The crew then actioned the engine restart procedures, successfully restarting the left engine. Air Traffic Control was notified of normal operations and the flight continued to Mount Weld.

Following the occurrence, the flight crew reported that, prior to the engine shutdown, the pilot in command (PIC) had inadvertently depressed the left engine STOP button.

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General details
Date: 27 February 2006 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:27  
Location   (show map):40km NW Callion Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Incorrect configuration 
Release date: 29 September 2006 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 441 
Aircraft registration: VH-LBA 
Serial number: 4410042 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Perth, WA
Departure time:1310
Destination:Mount Weld, WA
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