The ATSB is investigating an engine failure involving a Fokker 100, registration VH-FWI, following departure from Geraldton Airport, Western Australia, on 9 July 2019.
During climb from Geraldton, at about FL115 the flight crew observed the left engine thrust lever retarding towards flight idle, followed by an ENG FAIL warning. The flight crew attempted to relight the engine but were unsuccessful. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and continued the flight to the planned destination of Perth Airport, where the aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries.
The ATSB will interview the flight crew and gather additional information.
A 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 relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
|Date:||09 July 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1458 WST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Geraldton Airport||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Fokker B.V.|
|Aircraft model||F28 MK 0100|
|Operator||Virgin Australia Regional Airlines|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Geraldton, WA|