NTSB Identification: DCA05WA046
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Friday, March 18, 2005 in Launceston, Australia
Aircraft: Boeing 717-200, registration: VH-VQB
The foreign authority was the source of this information.
A Boeing 717-200 aircraft experienced a No. 2 engine failure during the climb to cruise altitude. After securing the failed engine, the flight crew declared a PAN condition and continued the flight to Melbourne where the aircraft landed uneventfully. Examination of the failed BR715-A1-30 engine confirmed a mechanical failure within the engine high-pressure turbine section. The failure was traced to the fatigue fracture and loss of a single stage-1 high-pressure turbine blade, with the resultant cascading mechanical damage to the downstream turbine elements and the initiation of a high-temperature titanium metal fire within the high-pressure compressor stages. Full narrative available
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