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Computer-Related Incidents with Commercial Aircraft

B717, in-flight engine shutdown due to electronic fault, nr. Launceston, Australia, 4 October 2002

4 October 2002

Synopsis On a flight from Launceston, Tasmania, to Sydney, the B717aircraft experienced an in-flight engine shutdown while approximately 11km north of the Lanceston VOR. This engine shutdown was determined to have been caused by faults in both ("independent") channels of the Electronic Engine Controller (EEC).

The Air Safety Occurrence Report of the incident is available on the ATSB WWW site.