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.
|Date:||18 December 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||8:45 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Gold Coast Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Drafting|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Flight control systems|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Adelaide, SA|
|Destination||Gold Coast, Qld|