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Updated: 22 January 2018

The ATSB investigation into an engine malfunction involving an Airbus A330, near the Gold Coast in July 2017, is continuing.

The ATSB has finalised its analysis of the aircraft’s flight data and cockpit voice recorder as well as collected flight crew statements and other evidence and information related to the incident.

The completion of the final report is subject to the receipt and analysis of the final engineering report by the manufacturer of the affected engine.

Before publication of the final report, a draft report will be sent to directly involved parties for comment before the report is finalised.

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


Published: 4 July 2017

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.

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