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On 02 April 2003, a Bangladesh registered McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, S2-ACR, was climbing through 2,700 ft following departure from Chittagong - Patenga Airport, Bangladesh when the No. 1 engine failed. The EGT exceeded 1,000ºC and the engine was shutdown. The aircraft returned for an uneventful landing.

The flight data recorder (FDR) was recovered from the aircraft in April 2003. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) was responsible for investigating this accident and appointed an investigation committee which included the aircraft operator. The CAAB requested ATSB assistance in the recovery of data from the FDR. The Executive Director of the ATSB approved the request. The CAAB also requested that some of the investigation committee be present during the download and recovery procedure. To protect the information supplied by the ATSB to the CAAB, the operator and investigation work undertaken to assist these agencies, the ATSB initiated an investigation under theTransport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

In 2007, due to the continuing uncertainty of attendance by the Bangladesh representatives, the ATSB downloaded the FDR to enable its return to the operator. A factual report describing the recorded data found on the FDR was prepared and provided to the CAAB.



Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 02 March 2003 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0304 UTC  
Location:Chittagong Patenga Airport Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: International  
Release date: 06 December 2007  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: DC-10-30 
Aircraft registration: S2-ACR 
Serial number: 48317 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Departure point:Chittagong Patenga Airport, Bangladesh
Departure time:0303 UTC
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Last update 14 November 2018