Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical Assistance to the AIC – Nose wheel collapse involving Quest Kodiak 100, P2-NTZ, Mibu Airsrip, PNG on 19 July 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 19 July 2018, a Quest Kodiak 100 aircraft registered P2-NTZ experienced a nose wheel collapse during landing at Mibu Airstrip, Raicoast District, Padang Province, Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) is conducting an investigation into this occurrence.

As part of its investigation, the AIC has requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The ATSB will examine the fractured nose wheel assembly to determine failure mode and identify any pre-existing defects, if present.

To facilitate this request, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The PNG Accident Investigation Commission is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident.

Further information regarding the occurrence can be found at www.aic.gov.pg or specific enquiries should directed to infor@aic.gov.pg.

General details
Date: 19 July 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Location   (show map): Mibu Airstrip, Raicoast District, Padang Province, Papua New Guinea   Investigation type: External Investigation  
State: International   Occurrence type: Landing gear/indication  
  Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Unknown  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Quest, Kodiak 100  
Aircraft registration P2-NTZ  
Type of operation Unknown  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Last update 14 November 2018