The ATSB is investigating an engine-related occurrence involving ATR 72-600, VH-FVN, near Canberra Airport, Australian Capital Territory, on 13 December 2018.
While the aircraft was descending through 11,000 ft in heavy rain, the right engine’s power rolled back (decreased) and the engine flamed out. The engine automatically re-started within five seconds. The descent continued and, while passing through 10,000 ft, the left engine’s power also rolled back and that engine flamed out before automatically relighting. The crew selected manual engine ignition for the remainder of the flight and the landing.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB has downloaded the flight data recorder and will be gathering 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 relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||13 December 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||19:00 AEST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Canberra Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Australian Capital Territory||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2019|
|Aircraft manufacturer||ATR-Gie Avions de Transport Régional|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|