Aviation safety investigations & reports

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica, VH-SWO, Honiara Aerodrome, Solomon Islands, 27 July 2008

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 27 July 2008, an Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica ERJ 170-100 aircraft, registered VH-SWO, ran off the side of the runway while landing at Honiara Airport, Solomon Islands. The landing resulted in damage to a tyre on the right main landing gear. The Solomon Islands' Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Aviation initiated an investigation into the incident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) was notified of the incident and appointed an accredited representative under the provisions of clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. To protect information supplied by the Ministry to the ATSB and investigative work undertaken to assist the Ministry, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Quick Access Recorder (QAR) were recovered from the aircraft. The data from the recorders was downloaded by the operator and supplied to the ATSB for analysis. The analysis was provided to the Ministry to assist in the ongoing investigation.

The Solomon Islands' Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Aviation is responsible for releasing a final investigation report regarding this accident. Once completed, a copy of the report can be requested from the Ministry at the following address:

Civil Aviation Division
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Aviation
P.O. Box G20
Solomon Islands



Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 27 July 2008   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0900 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Honiara Aerodrome    
State: International   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 28 January 2009   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica  
Aircraft model ERJ 170  
Aircraft registration VH-SWO  
Serial number 17000081  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Brisbane, Qld  
Destination Honiara Solomon Islands  
Last update 03 April 2020