Plane File Number BEA2017-0628 Incident, AD Auckland, on 27 October 2017, AIRBUS - A320, VH-VGY

Incident to the Airbus A320 registered VH-VGY operated by Jetstar on 27/10/2017 at Auckland, New Zealand [Investigation led by ATSB / Australia]

Summary

Preliminary data based on the notification from the authorities of Australia:

During take-off, ATC notified the crew of a visible paper trail emanating from no. 2 engine. The crew returned the aircraft to Auckland where it was determined ground crew had left a clipboard on the engine inlet cowling, which was subsequently ingested into the engine.