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The ATSB is investigating an engine vibration and in-flight shutdown involving Qantas Airways Airbus A330, VH-QPI, near Sydney Airport, NSW, on 1 June 2018.

During the initial climb from Sydney Airport, the flight crew detected abnormal engine and airframe vibrations, along with abnormal engine indications from the right engine. The flight crew stopped the climb at 7,000 ft and shut down the right engine. The crew then elected to return to Sydney and conducted 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.

General details
Date: 01 June 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1220 AEST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):near Sydney Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A330-303 
Aircraft registration: VH-QPI 
Serial number: 0705 
Operator: Qantas Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney, NSW
Destination:Bangkok, Thailand
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Last update 15 October 2018