Sunstate DH8D near Melbourne on Sep 8th 2012, both propellers with overspeed indication

Last Update: September 10, 2012 / 10:15:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Sunstate de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Qantas, flight QF-2285 from Melbourne,VI to Launceston,TA (Australia) with 60 people on board, was climbing through FL154 out of Melbourne when the crew declared emergency reporting an engine malfunction, the engine was shut down. During the approach to Melbourne the crew requested medical services on standby for a passenger on medical oxygen, the right hand engine had been shut down due to propeller overspeed. The aircraft landed safely on Melbourne's runway 27 about 30 minutes after departure.

Rotations QF-2285/2286 and QF-2289/2290 Melbourne to Launceston were cancelled as a result.

The airline reported both engines showed propeller overspeed indications, neither engine was shut down. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Passengers reported that it became very silent on board of the aircraft, they believed both engines had been shut down.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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