On 29 December 2006 at 1330 Western Daylight-saving Time, an Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante aircraft, registered VH-FNP, departed Kununurra Airport, WA, enroute to Argyle. The aircraft was being operated on a charter flight with two pilots and one passenger onboard. The pilots later reported that, during climb out following takeoff, while passing through 500 ft above ground level, the right engine lost power. The pilots confirmed the power loss, completed emergency procedures, that included shutting down the right engine, and returned to Kununurra Airport. There were no injuries to the flight crew or passenger and no damage to the aircraft.
Subsequent examination of the engine compressor turbine (CT) blades from the engine indicated that they had been subjected to a 'high temperature creep' event, leading to stress rupture of the CT blade assembly.
The investigation could not determine when the engine had sustained the localised high temperature heating of the compressor turbine components.
|Date:||29 December 2006||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Release date:||02 November 2007||Occurrence class:||Technical|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Kununurra WA|
|Departure time||1329 WSuT|
|Role||Class of licence||Hours on type||Hours total|