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The ATSB is investigating an engine failure and inflight shutdown involving a Bombardier DHC-8-402, registered VH-LQD, operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld), near Brisbane Airport, Queensland, on the 27 June 2018.

During the cruise, the right engine failed and the crew were unable to feather the propeller. The aircraft continued to Brisbane Airport where the aircraft landed safely.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain information from the flight crew, engineering reports, recorded data and additional information as required.

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: 26 June 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 18:09 EST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):near Brisbane Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland 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: Bombardier Inc 
Aircraft model: DHC-8-402 
Aircraft registration: VH-LQD 
Serial number: 4371 
Operator: Sunstate Airlines (Qld) 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Mackay, Qld
Destination:Brisbane, Qld
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Last update 14 November 2018