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The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction involving Airbus A330, registered 9M-XXT, near Gold Coast, Queensland, on 3 July 2017.

As a result of an in‑flight engine fault, the flight crew elected to divert to Brisbane. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained minor damage.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew and gather additional information, including:

  • The engineering report on the affected engine; and
  • download and analyse data from the flight data and cockpit voice recorders.

A report will be released within several months.

General details
Date: 03 July 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 22:35 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Gold Coast Occurrence type:Engine failure or malfunction 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: March 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A330-343 
Aircraft registration: 9M-XXT 
Serial number: 1549 
Operator: AirAsia X 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Gold Coast, Qld
Destination:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Last update 17 January 2018