Transasia AT72 near Makung on Sep 8th 2015, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: September 9, 2015 / 14:59:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GE-505

Destination
Makung, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
B-22811

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Transasia Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-500, registration B-22811 performing flight GE-505 from Taipei Songshan to Makung (Taiwan) with 22 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute about to reach the top of descent when the crew noticed the right hand engine's (PW127F) oil pressure and oil quantity indications were abnormal and shut the engine down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing at Makung.

As result of the aircraft being unavailable Transasia needed to cancel the rotation GE-2113/GE-2142 from Makung to Kaohsiung and back.

The airline reported reported the engine was leaking engine oil.

On Sep 9th 2015 Taiwan's CAA reported an oil transfer pipe ruptured, a fleet wide inspection of these tubes has been initiated, the examination should also determine whether there is a systemic issue or a maintenance issue involved.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GE-505

Destination
Makung, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
B-22811

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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