Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical assistance to the PNG Accident Investigation Commission - Collision with terrain involving a de Havilland Canada DHC-6, P2-KSF on 20 September 2014

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 20 September 2014, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 aircraft, registered P2-KSF, collided with terrain 12 km north-east of Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Four of the 9 occupants were fatally injured.

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident was conducted by the PNG Accident Investigation Commission (AIC). The AIC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) with the download and analysis of information from various components including a cockpit voice recorder (CVR), forward-looking cockpit video camera and an enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) computer. To facilitate this support and to provide the appropriate protections for the CVR information, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative in accordance with paragraph 5.23 of ICAO Annex 13 and commenced an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The PNG AIC published its final investigation report (AIC 14-1005) on 3 August 2015.

The report is available from the AIC website: www.aic.gov.pg.

General details
Date: 20 September 2014   Investigation status: Completed  
  Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 12 km north-east of Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby, PNG    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 15 October 2015   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-6  
Aircraft registration P2-KSF  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Last update 14 November 2018