The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction and in-flight shut down involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTM, near Curtin, Western Australia on 18 January 2018.
During cruise, the crew detected a malfunction with the left engine and elected to shut it down. They then diverted the aircraft to Alice Springs where an uneventful single-engine landing was conducted.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain information from the flight crew, engineering reports and recorded data and gather additional information as required.
A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||18 January 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||06:25 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Near Curtin Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|
|Destination||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|