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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228609
Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Time:20:42 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Regional Express Airlines
Registration: VH-RXX
C/n / msn: 340B-209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Merimbula Airport (MIM/YMER), NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Moruya Airport, NSW (MYA/YMRY)
Destination airport:Merimbula Airport, NSW (MIM/YMER)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Emergency landing at Merimbula after suffering an engine failure whilst operating REX flight ZL139 from Sydney. The aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries.

- Excessive coking in the B-sump oil cavity resulted in oil leaking from the B-sump. This ultimately initiated an internal engine fire and subsequent fracture of the PT shaft and separation of the C-Sump assembly.
- The excessive coking was most likely due to the component not being completely clean when installed at the last major workscope and/or accelerated coking on the component.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of VH-RXX courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
22 January 2008; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

30-Aug-2019 05:47 gregh Added
30-Aug-2019 06:47 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
30-Aug-2019 06:48 Geno Updated [Source]
30-Aug-2019 13:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
30-Aug-2019 14:22 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2019 18:07 harro Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2020 06:24 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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