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Last updated: 11 December 2019
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 26 March 2014
Time:07:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600)
Operator:Malindo Airways
Registration: 9M-LMH
C/n / msn: 1095
First flight: 2013-07-16 (8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N of Kuala Lumpur-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB/WMSA), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kuala Terengganu-Sultan Mahmood Airport (TGG/WMKN), Malaysia
Flightnumber:OD1804
Narrative:
Malindo Airways flight OD1804 suffered a fire in the nr.1 engine while climbing through an altitude of 7000 feet after departure from Kuala Lumpur-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Malaysia. The crew shut down the engine and commenced an emergency descent and return to the airport. A safe landing was carried out on runway 15.
There were no reported injuries. The passengers were flown to Terengganu on another flight. On board the aircraft at the time were the Terengganu Football Team.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The probable cause of the engine fire was due to the leakage from the No.6 position fuel nozzle adapter secondary manifold fitting."

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Malindo Air plane catches fire, passengers escape unhurt (astroawani.com, 26 March 2014)


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AAIB Malaysia issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Distance from Kuala Lumpur-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Kuala Terengganu-Sultan Mahmood Airport as the crow flies is 302 km (189 miles).

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