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.
|Date:||22 July 2006||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1615 EST||Investigation phase:|
|Location:||Canberra Aerodrome||Investigation type:||Occurrence Investigation|
|State:||Australian Capital Territory||Occurrence type:||Abnormal engine indications|
|Release date:||03 November 2006||Occurrence class:||Technical|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||de Havilland Canada|
|Type of operation||Air Transport Low Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Canberra, ACT|
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