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Last updated: 2 August 2020
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Date:21-DEC-1991
Time:16:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-376
Owner/operator:Australian Airlines
Registration: VH-TAJ
C/n / msn: 23484/1270
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 121
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (YSSY), Sydney, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:YBBN
Destination airport:YSSY
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
On 21 December 1991, at 1646 hours Eastern Summer Time, a Boeing 737-376, VH-TAJ, operating a scheduled passenger service, landed at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. Shortly after reverse thrust was selected, a failure occurred in the right engine. The aircraft veered abruptly from the runway centreline and oscillated laterally before being stabilised. Two flight attendants who were in forward facing seats in the rear of the aircraft received minor injuries during the aircraft deceleration, when their restraint system permitted excessive lateral movement. The investigation determined that the right engine failed following the ingestion of a thrust reverser cascade, which had detached as a result of a fatigue failure of the mounting flange. The flight attendants' seat and restraint system did not comply with applicable Australian design requirements.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1991/aair/aair199101309/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24855/199101309.pdf
http://www.aussieairliners.org/b-737/vh-taj/vhtaj.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2018 20:59 Pineapple Added
24-Feb-2018 21:00 harro Updated [Cn, Damage]

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