The ATSB is investigating a depressurisation event involving a Cessna 441, VH-LBY, near Broome, Western Australia, on 22 July 2020.
During cruise, the crew heard a loud noise and the cabin depressurised. The crew and passengers donned oxygen masks and an emergency descent to 10,000 ft was conducted.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing the pilots and passengers, reviewing the aircraft damage, operational, maintenance and airworthiness data.
Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||22 July 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0933 WST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Broome Airport||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Air/pressurisation|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Broome, Western Australia|
|Destination||Browns Range, Western Australia|