Aviation safety investigations & reports

Engine thrust reverser malfunction involving Fokker F100 aircraft, VH-NHA, Karratha Airport, Western Australia, on 27 December 2017

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase


The ATSB is investigating the engine thrust reverser malfunction of a Network Aviation Fokker F100 aircraft, registered VH-NHA, while landing at Karratha Airport, Western Australia, on 27 December 2017.

During the aircraft’s landing, the right engine thrust reverser failed to operate. Subsequent inspection of the engine identified a thrust reverser lockout pin from previous maintenance that 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 at the conclusion of the investigation.

General details
Date: 27 December 2017   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 10:46 WST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Karratha Airport   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2019    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Fokker B.V.  
Aircraft model F28MK0100  
Aircraft registration VH-NHA  
Serial number 11490  
Operator Network Aviation  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Perth, WA  
Destination Karratha, WA  
Last update 11 October 2019