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


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.