Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Melbourne American Samoa
Tuesady, August 10, 2004 14:35 UTC

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
On August 10, 2004, at 1435 local time, the crew of VH-VQA, a Boeing 717-200 operated by Jetstar Airlines shut down the left engine and returned to Melbourne Aerodrome. As the airplane passed through FL110, following take-off from Melbourne Airport, the crew noted a high left engine turbine gas temperature with an associated left engine vibration.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventIncident 
Event Date8/10/2004 
Event Day of the WeekTuesday 
Time of Event1435 
Event Time ZoneCoordinated Universal Time? Same as GMT 
Event CityMelbourne 
Event State-- 
Event CountryAMERICAN SAMOA 
Zipcode of the event site-- 
Event Date Year2004 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location Airport-- 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID-- 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport-- 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather source-- 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility ID-- 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting Conditions-- 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions-- 
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) -- 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)-- 
Variable Wind Indicator-- 
Wind Speed (knots)-- 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust Indicator-- 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest Injury-- 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyForeign 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)-- 
NTSB Notification SourceATSB  
NTSB Notification DateAug 25 2004 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time2047 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 30 2004 10:48AM 
User who most recently changed recordHAUT  
Basic weather conditions-- 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration Number-- 
NTSB NumberDCA04WA073 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartNon-U.S., Commercial 
Type of Flight Plan filed-- 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
DamageNone 
Aircraft Fire-- 
Aircraft Explosion-- 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBoeing 
Aircraft Model717-200 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number-- 
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft-- 
Number of Engines-- 
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection-- 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT Installed-- 
ELT Activated-- 
ELT Aided Location of Event Site-- 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Name-- 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner City-- 
Aircraft Owner State-- 
Aircraft Owner Country-- 
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator City-- 
Operator State-- 
Operator Country-- 
Operator Zip code-- 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notScheduled 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightDomestic 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailPassenger Only 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)-- 
Second Pilot on Board-- 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code-- 
Departure CityMelbourne 
Departure State-- 
Departure CountryAS  
Departure Time-- 
Departure Time ZoneUTC 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code-- 
Destination City-- 
Destination State-- 
Destination Country-- 
Specific Phase of FlightClimb - to cruise 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 30 2004 10:48AM 
User who most recently changed recordHAUT  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location-- 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--