December 03, 2019 2:45 PMSINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) after an engine p
SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport

SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport

SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport

SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport

SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport

SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport
SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport
  • 2019-12-03 06:50:04 11 days ago
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SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) after an engine pod on a Boeing 747 freighter aircraft hit the ground while the pilot was trying to abort a landing.

A podded engine is a jet engine in a pod, typically attached below the wing or to the tail of the aircraft.

The "serious" incident involving an SIA Cargo Boeing 747-412F freighter occurred on Nov 28 at Sydney Airport, the ASTB said in a notice on its website.

During a missed approach procedure,the number 1 engine pod struck the ground, said the authority.

Pilots perform the procedure when they deem that a safe landing cannot be executed, for whatever reason.

This can happen just before touchdown.

The ASTB said that investigations will include interviews with flight crew onboard the aircraft at the time, and other relevant parties involved.

The authority will also obtain other relevant information including cockpit recorded data.

A report will be released at the end of the probe which should be completed by the second quarter of 2020.

"Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken", the authority said.

According to FlightGlobal, the Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered freighter was first delivered to SIA Cargo in 2004. It suffered major damage in 2006, as a result of an unspecified incident, and was stored at Brussels (Belgium) for repairs.

The Straits Times has contacted SIA for more information.

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SIA under probe in Australia after B-747 engine pod hits the ground at Sydney Airport