The ATSB has been nominated as an accredited representative to the Japan Transport Safety Board’s investigation of an abnormal engine behaviour occurrence involving Boeing 787-8 VH-VKJ on 29 March 2019.
At approximately 15,000 feet during descent into Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan, the flight crew received an engine thrust warning on the number 2 engine, which subsequently started to surge. The crew then received an engine fail indication on the number 1 engine, without indication of any engine power loss.
That warning was followed by an engine fail warning on the number 2 engine. The number 2 engine auto relight activated and the engine continued to surge during the descent.
|Date:||29 March 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||09:05 UTC||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Osaka, Japan|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Cairns, Queensland, Australia|