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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  
Location   (show map):Honiara Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 28 January 2009 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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Last update 14 November 2018