Aviation safety investigations & reports

Fuel event - Perth, WA. 7 August 2007

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 7 August 2007, a British Aerospace (BAe) 146 aircraft, registered VH-NJT, was holding at the Instrument Flight Reporting point, ROTAP, 95 NM (176 km) north-east of Perth, WA. At 0950 Western Standard Time, the left side inner 'Feed Tank Low Level' warning light illuminated, followed almost immediately by the right side inner 'Feed Tank Low Level' warning light.

A PAN PAN radio broadcast was made to Air Traffic Services (ATS) and the aircraft landed at Perth 26 minutes later without further incident. The crew reported that, after landing, a total of 1,920 kgs of fuel remained on board.

Maintenance inspections carried out by the operator found no faults with the aircraft fuel system. The operator advised that 2 days later, a fault was reported in the left side inner boost fuel pump. The pump was replaced and no further faults have been reported with the aircraft fuel system.

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General details
Date: 07 August 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0950 WST   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Perth    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Fuel - Other  
Release date: 05 November 2008   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer British Aerospace PLC  
Aircraft model AVRO 146  
Aircraft registration VH-NJT  
Serial number E1228  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Coondewanna, WA  
Destination Perth, WA  
Last update 03 April 2020