The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a flight preparation event involving a Boeing 787, VH-ZNJ, that departed Melbourne, Australia, on 22 September 2021
During the post-flight inspection following an uneventful flight to Los Angeles, United Sates, the engineer discovered that the static port vents on both engine fan cowls were covered with engineering tape.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include a review and examination of maintenance records and the gathering of any other relevant evidence.
A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||22 September 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||13:55 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Los Angeles, United States of America||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Flight Preparation / Navigation|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Operator||QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Melbourne International Airport, Victoria|
|Destination||Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA|