The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a fuel imbalance occurrence involving a Boeing 737, registration VH-VZT, near Esperance, Western Australia, on 25 October 2021.
The aircraft was being operated on a regular public transport flight from Perth, Western Australia to Adelaide, South Australia with 6 crew and 88 passengers on board.
During cruise, the flight crew received a fuel imbalance warning. During completion of the associated checklists, the flight crew conducted a precautionary shutdown of the affected engine. The aircraft was diverted to Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, Western Australia and landed without further incident.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing the flight crew, reviewing recorded flight data, and examination of maintenance records and 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:||25 October 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||10:10 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Overhead Esperence||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Fuel systems|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Perth Aerodrome|