The ATSB is investigating an engine surge and high vibrations, involving an Airbus A330, VH-EBR, near Gold Coast, Queensland, on 14 April 2018.
During the climb, the crew detected abnormal engine indications and airframe vibrations from the left engine, and elected to reduce the thrust to idle. The crew carried out an air return to Brisbane for an uneventful landing.
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:||14 April 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||2300 UTC||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Gold Coast||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Brisbane, Qld|
|Destination||Auckland, New Zealand|