NTSB Identification: ENG05WA013
Incident occurred Monday, May 16, 2005 in Hobart Tasmania, Australia
Aircraft: Boeing 717-200, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

A Jetstar Airways Boeing 717-200, powered by two Rolls-Royce BR715 engines experienced an engine starter failure (Honeywell model ATS 100-510) on the No. 2 engine at the Hobart Airport, Tasmania, Australia. On start, the left engine, No. 1 started normally. When the right engine (No. 2) was started, engineers noticed sparks and a fire. The flight crew shut down both engines and deployed the evacuation slides. The failure led to a full passenger evacuation on the tarmac at Hobart, with 4 passengers sustaining minor injuries.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Australia. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608

Tel.: (61) 2 6274-6464
(61) 2 6257-4150
E-mail: atsbinfo@atsb.gov.au
Fax: (61) 2 6274-6474
Website: http://www.atsb.gov.au

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Australia.

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