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Engine In-Flight Shutdown Cessna Aircraft Company 441, VH-LBA

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Status: Completed
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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    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Incorrect configuration  
Release date: 29 September 2006   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Last update 18 April 2018