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The ATSB is investigating an in-flight engine fire warning involving Fairchild SA227, VH-SEZ, near Avalon Airport, Victoria, on 3 September 2017.

During cruise, the crew received an engine fire warning and subsequently shut down the No. 1 engine. The aircraft diverted to Avalon Airport and landed without further incident.

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

A final safety report will be released following the conclusion of the ATSB’s investigation. Should a 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: 03 September 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 16:00 EST Investigation phase: Final Report: Approval 
Location   (show map):near Avalon Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Fire protection system event 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Expected completion: 2nd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Fairchild Industries Inc 
Aircraft model: SA227-AC 
Aircraft registration: VH-SEZ 
Serial number: AC-637B 
Operator: Sharp Aviation 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Portland, Vic.
Destination:Essendon, Vic.
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Last update 19 April 2018