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The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction and in-flight shut down involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTM, near Curtin, Western Australia on 18 January 2018. 

During cruise, the crew detected a malfunction with the left engine and elected to shut it down. They then diverted the aircraft to Alice Springs where an uneventful single-engine landing was conducted.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain information from the flight crew, engineering reports and recorded data and gather additional information as required.

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: 18 January 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 06:25 UTC Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):Near Curtin Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A333 
Aircraft registration: 9M-MTM 
Serial number: 1431 
Operator: Malaysia Airlines 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Unknown 
Departure point:Sydney, NSW
Destination:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
 
 
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Last update 11 July 2018