Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical assistance to PNG Accident Investigation Committee - GPS data recovery and instrument examination from a MBB BO-105 aircraft that impacted terrain 5 km south of Timini, Morobe Provence, Papua New Guinea on 8 August 2011

Investigation number:
AE-2011-099
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

On 29 August 2011, the Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in the recovery of information from the global positioning system (GPS) and several engine and flight instruments from a MBB BO-105 aircraft that impacted terrain 5 km south of Timini, Morobe Provence, Papua New Guinea, on 8 August 2011. The pilot and two passengers on-board the aircraft were fatally injured in the accident.
 
The AIC is responsible for investigating this occurrence. In accordance with clause 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to assist the AIC and initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
 
Examination of the GPS was commenced with the intent of downloading the GPS data, however the data was unrecoverable due to the absence of the memory device (chip) containing the GPS data for the accident flight. The flight and engine instruments were examined for evidence of indicating pointer contact marks on the instrument face. Support and information was provided to the AIC during the course of the investigation and the ATSB's Technical Analysis Reports were provided to the AIC.
 
The AIC of Papua New Guinea is responsible for releasing the final investigation report on this occurrence.
 
Contact details for the PNG AIC are:

Mr David Inau
Chief Executive Officer
Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission
Telephone: +675 311 2406

 

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

 

General details
Date: 08 August 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Location   (show map): 5 km south of Timini, Morobe Province, PNG   Investigation type: External Investigation  
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 28 March 2012   Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm  
Aircraft model BO-105  
Aircraft registration P2-RUH  
Serial number 2050  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Serious  
Departure point Bulolo, PNG  
Destination Nadzab, PNG  
Last update 14 November 2018