Preliminary report


The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) has released its Preliminary Report into a forced landing that occurred 33 km south-east of Madang, Papua New Guinea on 13 October 2011 and involved Bombardier DHC- 8-103 aircraft, registered P2-MCJ. The AIC is investigating this accident in accordance with its obligations under Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Annex 13).

On 14 October 2011, the AIC requested Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) assistance in terms of investigator support and technical advice. In accordance with paragraph 5.23 of Annex 13, the ATSB appointed an Accredited Representative and a number of Advisors to the Accredited Representative (ATSB investigators) to assist the AIC during the on-site phase, in the technical examination of a number of recovered aircraft items and in the download and examination of the cockpit voice and flight data recorder data.

The ATSB is reproducing AIC report AIC-11-1010 titled Forced landing P2-MCJ Bombardier 13 October 2011 33 km south east of Madang 13 October 2011 on its web site with the permission, and on behalf of the AIC. A copy of the report is available from the 'Download Preliminary Report' link on this page.

Any media enquiries in respect of the AIC report should be directed to:
Mr Sid O'Toole
Investigator in Charge
Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission
Telephone: +675 7217 0991 or email