Aviation safety investigations & reports

Engine in-flight shutdown; 580 km south-west of Adelaide, SA

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 2 November 2006, at 1228 Central Summer Time a Boeing Company 767-338 aircraft, registered VH-OGL, departed Melbourne, Vic, on a scheduled passenger flight to Perth, WA. During the cruise climb, the crew reported that the Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) message displayed 'R OIL FILTER'. The crew initiated a descent and reduced the right engine thrust lever to idle. As the EICAS message remained illuminated, the crew shut-down the right engine, as required by the checklist, and diverted the aircraft to Adelaide, SA.

The operator's engineering personnel inspected the right engine magnetic chip detectors and found no evidence of debris. They also replaced the right engine oil scavenge filter and conducted an idle leak check. As no anomalies were found, the aircraft was returned to service.

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General details
Date: 02 November 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1228    
Location   (show map): 580 km south-west of Adelaide    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications  
Release date: 18 December 2006   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 767  
Aircraft registration VH-OGL  
Serial number 25363  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Melbourne, VIC  
Departure time 10:00  
Destination Perth, WA  
Last update 18 April 2018