Occurrence Briefs are concise reports that detail the facts surrounding a transport safety occurrence, as received in the initial notification and any follow-up enquiries. They provide an opportunity to share safety messages in the absence of an investigation.
On 22 August 2018, at 1235 Eastern Standard Time, a Bombardier DHC-8 departed Cairns, Queensland (Qld) for a regular public transport flight to Moranbah, Qld.
During initial climb between 600 ft and 1,000 ft, the crew detected severe engine surging. The crew identified the no. 2 engine as the affected engine and shut it down. The crew completed the relevant checklists, declared a PAN PAN and continued climb to 7,000 ft. The crew then returned the aircraft for landing on runway 33 at Cairns.
Engineers replaced the propeller control unit and the over speed governor and returned the aircraft to service.
About this report
Decisions regarding whether to conduct an investigation, and the scope of an investigation, are based on many factors, including the level of safety benefit likely to be obtained from an investigation. For this occurrence, no investigation has been conducted and the ATSB did not verify the accuracy of the information. A brief description has been written using information supplied in the notification and any follow-up information in order to produce a short summary report, and allow for greater industry awareness of potential safety issues and possible safety actions.
|Date:||22 August 2018||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Release Date:||21 November 2018||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Bombardier Inc|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Cairns, Qld|