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Last updated: 18 June 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 4 juillet 1992
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-277
Compagnie:Ansett Australia Airlines
Immatriculation: VH-ANA
Numéro de série: 22641/1753
Année de Fabrication: 1981-05-29 (11 years 1 months)
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 96
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 105
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australie)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australie
Numéro de vol: 161
At 07:07 h, VH-ANA took off from runway 01 at Brisbane Airport for a flight to Sydney. As the landing gear was retracting, the crew heard a loud bang emanate from the rear of the aircraft. This was followed by cockpit indications of a fire in, and a loss of thrust from, the no. 2 (centre) engine. Ground witnesses saw large flames streaming from the rear of the aircraft. The crew shut down the engine, completed the engine-fire checklist, and flew a circuit for a landing on runway 01. During the landing roll, the crew were advised that there were still signs of fire around the centre engine, so a decision was taken by the aircraft captain to evacuate the aircraft. After clearing the runway and stopping the aircraft, the evacuation of passengers and crew was carried out from the two front doors and the forward left overwing exit. During the evacuation, two passengers received minor injuries. The fire was extinguished quickly by airport fire personnel.
The investigation revealed that a fatigue failure had occurred in the first-stage compressor fan disc of the no. 2 engine leading to disruption of the engine. The fire resulted when a section of engine disc severed the main fuel line to the engine. Deficiencies were also revealed in the Brisbane Airport emergency plan and in some aspects of the training of rescue and fire-fighting personnel.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: BASI report B/921/1032
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Brisbane International Airport, QLD et Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW est de 750 km (469 miles).

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