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Technical assistance to the AIC of PNG - Runway excursion at Madang Airport, Papua New Guinea on 19 October 2013

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 19 October 2013, an ATR-42-320F cargo aircraft (registered P2-PXY) with three persons on-board was substantially damaged following a high-speed rejected takeoff and subsequent runway overrun at Madang Airport, Papua New Guinea.

An investigation of the occurrence is being undertaken by the Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) of Papua New Guinea, in accordance with Papua New Guinea's obligations as the State of Occurrence under Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

The aircraft was fitted with a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and a separate flight data recorder (FDR). The AIC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the download and analysis of information from both recorders. In accordance with paragraph 5.23 of Annex 13, the ATSB appointed an Accredited Representative to assist the AIC and commenced an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

After removal from the aircraft, the recorders were transported by an AIC officer to the ATSB’s technical facilities in Canberra, Australia, and were received on 22 October 2013.

The CVR and FDR were successfully downloaded and it was confirmed that both recorders had recorded the accident sequence. The recorders were returned to the AIC on 23 October 2013 together with a copy of the downloaded CVR audio files, FDR plots and data listings.

The PNG AIC is responsible for the final investigation report into this accident. Any enquiries regarding the AIC investigation should be directed to:

PNG Accident Investigation Commission

Telephone: +675 323 2911

Fax: +675 323 2139

Website: www.aic.gov.pg/

Accident Investigation Commission
PO Box 1709
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea




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

General details
Date: 19 October 2013   Investigation status: Completed  
  Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Madang Airport, Papua New Guinea    
State: International   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 11 March 2014   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model ATR-42-320F  
Aircraft registration P2-PXY  
Serial number 087  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Madang Airport, Madang, Papua New Guinea  
Last update 14 November 2018