This accident highlights the importance of pre-flight planning. Pilots should ensure that every flight is appropriately planned for, utilising accurate flight times and fuel calculations.
ATSB report emphasises the need for operators to heed the advice of aircraft manufacturers.
An ATSB investigation report has emphasised the need for operators to heed the advice of aircraft manufacturers with regards to maintenance and upgrades to their fleet.
The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction involving Airbus A330, registered 9M-XXT, near Gold Coast, Queensland, on 3 July 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.
During the take-off roll, the crew received indications that the right engine had failed. The flight crew responded by discontinuing the take off.
Passing about 33,000 ft on climb, the No. 4 engine thrust reduced to about 45 per cent. The flight crew shut the No. 4 engine down. The aircraft returned to Los Angeles Airport and landed without further incident.