Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway excursion involving a De Havilland Canada DHC-8, registration VH-QQB, at Chinchilla Airport, Queensland, on 23 May 2022

Investigation number:
AO-2022-031
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a runway excursion involving a De Havilland Canada DHC-8, registration VH-QQB, at Chinchilla Airport, Queensland, on 23 May 2022. 

During cruise the crew detected an engine control unit failure on the no. 2 engine which limited the available power from the engine. The outer left main landing gear tyre failed on landing and remained in a locked position until the end of the landing roll and the crew reported difficulty maintaining directional control.  The aircraft veered off the runway and sustained minor damage.

A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation. However, should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 23 May 2022   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0900 EAST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Chinchilla Airport   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending    
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2022    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer De Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-8-102  
Aircraft registration VH-QQB  
Serial number 004  
Operator SKYTRANS PTY LTD  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Brisbane Airport, Queensland  
Destination Chinchilla Airport, Queensland  
Last update 23 June 2022