Engine failure involving Airbus A330, 9M -XXT, near Gold Coast, Queensland, on 3 July 2017

The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction involving Airbus A330, registered 9M-XXT, near Gold Coast, Queensland, on 3 July 2017.


Engine malfunction involving Airbus A330, B-6099, at Sydney, NSW, on 11 June 2017

During take-off, a section of the left engine inlet separated from the aircraft. The crew conducted a fuel dump and returned the aircraft to Sydney with no injuries on board.

Engine failure involving Airbus A330, VN A371 Melbourne Airport, Victoria, 6 May 2014

During the take-off roll, the crew received indications that the right engine had failed. The flight crew responded by discontinuing the take off.


Hard landing involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTA at Melbourne Airport, Victoria on 14 March 2015

When landing, pilots should maintain a safety philosophy of “if in doubt, go around”.


Lightning strike involving Airbus A330, VH-XFJ, at Perth Airport, WA on 26 November 2014

This occurrence reaffirms that perceived or actual operational requirements should not be allowed to compromise safety.


Engine shut down involving Airbus A330, 9M-XXD, 445 km SE of Alice Springs Airport, SA, on 16 August 2016

On the evening of 16 August 2016, an AirAsia X Airbus A330, departed Sydney, NSW to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the aircraft was in cruise at flight level 380 and 445 km south-east of and tracking towards Alice Springs, the aircraft’s engine fault monitoring systems detected low oil pressure in the right engine. The investigation is continuing.