Runway excursion Serious incident Dornier 328-110 VH-PPJ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211927
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic D328 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dornier 328-110
Registration: VH-PPJ
MSN: 3059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Horn Island Airport, Horn Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS)
Destination airport:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 10 January 2012, a Dornier 328-100 aircraft, registered VH-PPJ, landed at Horn Island Airport, Queensland, after having departed Cairns, Queensland to conduct a search and rescue operation with two flight crew and three technical crew onboard.

The aircraft touched down on the runway normally, at about 48 kts, the pilot flying released the power levers from the reverse thrust position, the right propeller moved to a ground idle position but the left propeller remained in the reverse thrust position and the aircraft veered off the side of the runway.

The FO attempted to correct the deviation through rudder input; however, despite full right rudder, the aircraft continued to diverge left. At the same time, the nose-wheel weight-on-wheels sensor showed the nose wheel alternating between ground and air modes, resulting in the nose-wheel steering not being operational.

A subsequent engineering inspection found that the left power lever appeared not to spring as far forward as the right power lever when released from reverse thrust. The levers and shaft assembly were inspected and found to be serviceable. A lubrication of the springs in the reverse thrust system was carried out.

The operator reported that the thrust levers required positive handling to move from the reverse thrust to the ground idle position, rather than relying on the spring tension. The first officer did not recall receiving specific instruction on operating the power levers.

The operator advised the ATSB that it had conducted the following safety action: All crew have been alerted to potential difficulties with the operation of power levers; an external advisor has been recruited to review the safety system and check and training program; the organisation is assessing the ongoing introduction of simulator training.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
3 May 2004 N441JS Psa Airlines Inc 0 Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA (ABE/KABE) non

Revision history:

08-Jun-2018 07:10 Pineapple Added
09-Jun-2018 05:55 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Jun-2023 00:09 Ron Averes Updated [[Aircraft type, Operator]]

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