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The ATSB is investigating an engine failure involving Cessna 208, registered VH-LNH, 9 km north of Solomon Aerodrome, Western Australia, on 16 November 2016.

During climb, the engine failed and the crew conducted a forced landing on a road. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 16 November 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 07:51 WST Investigation phase: Examination and analysis 
Location   (show map):Solomon Aerodrome, N 9 km Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 208B 
Aircraft registration: VH-LNH 
Serial number: 208B0590 
Type of operation: Charter 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Solomon, WA
Destination:Karratha, WA
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Last update 15 October 2018