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The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction involving FlyPelican Jetstream 3206, VH-OTE, near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, on 30 March 2017.

During climb after departing from Canberra Airport, the right engine malfunctioned. The flight crew elected to return to Canberra. The aircraft landed without further incident with both engines operating and no injuries or damage were sustained. 

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew, obtain an engineering report and gather additional information.

A report will be released within several months.

General details
Date: 30 March 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 15:40 ESuT  
Location   (show map):near Canberra Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Australian Capital Territory Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Expected completion: February 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Jetstream Aircraft 
Aircraft model: 3206 
Aircraft registration: VH-OTE 
Serial number: 980 
Operator: Pelican Airlines 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Canberra, ACT
Destination:Williamtown, NSW
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Last update 12 December 2017