Fuel leak from the number 2 engine

VH-EAB 747SP Qantas ( c/n: 22672 )

May 5 2001, Qantas 747SP VH-EAB landed at DRW – Darwin Airport following a flight from CNS – Cairns Airport when a major fuel leak from the number-2 engine developed during taxy to parking bay.

Local safety action

Fatigue was a possible factor underlying the error. Management at the maintenance facility subsequently issued a safety alert and maintenance memo, stressing the importance of following the correct procedures and proper maintenance practices. Management has also instituted weekly meetings of engineers to discuss safety matters.

Read document here.

Source: https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2001/aair/aair200101999/

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