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On 8 October 2016 the ATSB was advised that the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had commenced an investigation into a collision with terrain involving a Fokker DR-1 aircraft, registered N83WR. Initial investigation by the NTSB indicated that the aircraft experienced a partial engine power loss shortly after take-off.

As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the engine, on 11 October 2016 the ATSB requested to be appointed as an accredited representative to the NTSB investigation in accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation. An ATSB investigator was appointed as accredited representative to the NTSB investigation on 12 October 2016. To facilitate support to the NTSB investigation, the ATSB also initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The NTSB is responsible for, and will administer the release of the final investigation report into the occurrence involving N83WR. Any enquiries regarding the investigation should, in the first instance, be directed to the NTSB (www.ntsb.gov).

The schedule is the responsibility of the investigating state.

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