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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191138
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:30-DEC-2006
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-319ER
Owner/operator:Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NCK
C/n / msn: 26971/663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Auckland Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Auckland Airport
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Narrative:
On 30 December 2006, a fire occurred in the left General Electric CF6-80C2 engine nacelle of a Boeing 767 aircraft as it taxied clear of the runway after landing at Auckland International Airport. The fire was promptly extinguished and the minor damage was confined within the nacelle.

The air traffic controller offered to have the aerodrome fire service check that the fire had been extinguished prior to the aircraft continuing to the terminal, but because of miscommunication, uncertainty about the severity of the situation and unfamiliarity with the aerodrome emergency plan, there was a 9-minute delay before the fire service arrived at the aircraft.

The fire was caused by a leak in the engine fuel manifold, which had been chafed by a manifold loop clamp that was missing some cushion material. Chafing was a known service issue that had been addressed by a service bulletin, but the bulletin instructions were found to be ineffective. The incident engine had been inspected 450 flight hours prior to the fire, and twice within the prescribed inspection interval, without any damaged clamps or chafing being found.

The engine manufacturer revised the service bulletin to require the replacement of all of the manifold loop clamps at each inspection.

The air traffic control provider and the Auckland Airport company clarified their emergency instructions to staff and amended their procedures for responding to flight crew requests for rescue fire assistance.

Sources:

https://taic.org.nz/inquiries?SkinSrc=[G]skins%2ftaicAviation%2fskin_aviation

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 019/08 issued 22 May 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 020/08 issued 22 May 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of ZK-NCK courtesy AirHistory.net


Los Angeles - International (KLAX / LAX)
July 1999; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Nov-2016 20:25 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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