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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 phase: Final report: Drafting 
Location   (show map):Karratha Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
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: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Perth, WA
Destination:Karratha, WA
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Last update 14 November 2018