Aviation safety investigations & reports

Engine failure involving Cessna 208, VH-LNH, 9 km N of Solomon Aerodrome, WA, on 16 November 2016

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB is investigating an engine failure involving Cessna 208, registered VH-LNH, 9 km north of Solomon Aerodrome, Western Australia, on 16 November 2016.

During climb, the engine failed and the crew conducted a forced landing on a road. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

A final 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 those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 16 November 2016   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 07:51 WST   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Solomon Aerodrome, N 9 km   Investigation phase: Final report: Approval  
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 208B  
Aircraft registration VH-LNH  
Serial number 208B0590  
Type of operation Charter  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Solomon, WA  
Destination Karratha, WA  
Last update 06 October 2020