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.
|Date:||29 August 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||2005 AEST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||80 km North-East of Merimbula||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Abnormal engine indications|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Saab Aircraft Co.|
|Type of operation||Air Transport Low Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Moruya, NSW|