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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 report will be released within several months.

General details
Date: 03 September 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 16:00 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Avalon Airport Occurrence type:Fire protection system event 
State: Victoria Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: December 2017  
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 02 November 2017