Horizon DH8D at Portland on Dec 9th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 13, 2021 / 21:51:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-2232

Aircraft Registration
N450QX

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Horizon Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Alaska Airlines, registration N450QX performing flight AS-2232 from Portland,OR to Spokane,WA (USA) with 78 people on board, was climbing out of Portland when the crew stopped the climb at about 15,000 feet reporting oil pressure fluctuations on the #1 engine (left hand, PW150A) and decided to proceed to shut the engine down. The aircraft returned to Portland for a safe landing on runway 28L about 30 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Portland 89 hours after landing (standing Dec 13th 21:45Z).
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N450QX
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOMBARDIER INC
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
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Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-2232

Aircraft Registration
N450QX

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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