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Engine in-flight shutdown, deHavilland Canada Dash 8, VH-TQR

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 22 July 2006, at 1615 Eastern Standard Time, a de Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft, registered VH-TQR, departed Canberra Airport. Late in the take-off roll, the left ENGINE MANUAL caution light illuminated and the takeoff was continued. At approximately 2,500 feet above mean sea level, the crew noticed that the left engine torque gauge indicated 108 % torque and, soon after, the left engine propeller feathered. The departure was continued and the flight crew carried out the required check list items, shut-down the left engine and returned the aircraft to Canberra.

The operator's engineering personnel replaced the left engine hydromechanical fuel control unit, electronic control unit and propeller assembly and the aircraft returned to service.

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General details
Date: 22 July 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1615 EST    
Location   (show map): Canberra Aerodrome    
State: Australian Capital Territory   Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications  
Release date: 03 November 2006   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-TQR  
Serial number 208  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Canberra, ACT  
Destination Melbourne, Vic  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Last update 18 April 2018