The ATSB is investigating a ditching dam deployment in flight involving a Bombardier DHC-8, registered VH-SCE, between Adelaide and Whyalla, South Australia, on 8 August 2019.
During cruise, the ditching dam deployed, uncommanded. As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew and witnesses, and gather additional information.
A final report will be released at the conclusion 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:||08 August 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||14:45 CST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||abeam Kadina, between Adelaide and Whyalla||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Airframe - Other|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Bombardier Inc|
|Operator||Eastern Australia Airlines|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Destination||Whyalla, South Australia|