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The ATSB is investigating a dual engine thrust reverser malfunction involving Airbus A320, registered VH-VGZ, at Sydney Airport, New South Wales, on 20 September 2018.

During landing, the right and left engine thrust reversers failed to operate. Subsequent inspection of the engines identified that the thrust reverser lockout pins, installed during maintenance, had not been removed.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons, obtain engineering reports and review operational procedures.

A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

General details
Date: 20 September 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 18:00 EST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):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 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A320-232 
Aircraft registration: VH-VGZ 
Serial number: 3917 
Operator: Jetstar Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Brisbane, Qld
Destination:Sydney, NSW
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Last update 26 September 2018