Aviation safety investigations & reports

In-flight engine shutdown involving Saab 340B, VH-RXX, near Merimbula, NSW, on 29 August 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase


The ATSB is investigating an in-flight engine shutdown involving a Saab 340B, registration VH‑RXX, near Merimbula, NSW, on 29 August 2019.

Flight crew reported that after receiving an engine fire indication, the right engine was procedurally shut down. The aircraft proceeded to Merimbula and made an uneventful landing.

The ATSB will interview the flight crew and review the available recorded data.

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.

General details
Date: 29 August 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 2005 AEST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 80 km North-East of Merimbula   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Abnormal engine indications  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Saab Aircraft Co.  
Aircraft model 340B  
Aircraft registration VH-RXX  
Serial number 340B-209  
Operator Regional Express  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Moruya, NSW  
Destination Merimbula, NSW  
Last update 28 May 2020