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The ATSB is investigating the engine thrust reverser malfunction of a Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 aircraft, registered VH-VQG, while landing at Gold Coast Airport, Queensland, on 18 December 2017.

During the aircraft’s landing, the right engine thrust reverser failed to operate. Subsequent inspection of the engine identified a hydraulic control unit lockout pin from previous maintenance had not been removed.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons, including the pilot and maintenance staff, and obtain other necessary information.

A report will be released in several months.

General details
Date: 18 December 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 8:45 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Drafting 
Location   (show map):Gold Coast Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Flight control systems 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A320-232 
Aircraft registration: VH-VQG 
Serial number: 2787 
Operator: Jetstar Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Adelaide, SA
Destination:Gold Coast, Qld
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Last update 14 November 2018