Aviation

Investigation underway after Jetstar plane suffers engine problems

Huntley Mitchell

Huntley Mitchell

Australia and Japan’s transport safety bureaus are investigating abnormal engine behaviour involving a Jetstar Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Cairns to Osaka in Japan.

On 29 March, at approximately 15,000 feet during descent into Kansai International Airport, the plane’s engine crew received a thrust warning on the number two engine, which subsequently started to surge, according to an investigation notice on the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) website.

“The crew then received an engine fail indication on the number one engine, without any shift in parameters indicating any engine power loss,” the notice says.

“That warning was followed by an engine fail warning on the number two engine. The number two engine auto relight activated and the engine continued to surge during the descent.”

Travel Weekly has contacted Jetstar for comment.

News of the incident comes after Jetstar passengers suffered lengthy delays at airports across the country due to an IT system outage.

Jetstar was also one of the many airlines affected by the heavy fog at Sydney Airport yesterday morning, which caused a number of flight delays and cancellations.

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