Final Report B789 (VH-ZNJ), Melbourne Australia, 22 September 2021

Final Report B789 (VH-ZNJ), Melbourne Australia, 22 September 2021

Publication info
Author
ATSB Australia
Category
Accident Reports Airworthiness Human Factors Ground Operations
Date of publication
17/05/2022
Date for review
19/01/2050

On 22 September 2021, a Boeing 787-9 was found on arrival at its destination, Los Angeles, to have completed the 14½ hour flight from Melbourne with all four fan cowl static ports taped over. The crew had not observed any adverse consequence. The Investigation attributed the oversight to inadequate pre-flight maintenance and operational procedures and found that failure to identify the taping had resulted in the aircraft departing with reduced redundancy to the engine electronic control systems of both engines.

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