On 1 September 2019, a Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft registered RP-C2296, on an aeromedical flight from Dipolog Airport to Manila collided with terrain at Brgy. Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, Philippines about 41 km south of Manila. All of the nine occupants received fatal injuries.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines – Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board (AAIIB) requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to download the aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
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.
On 8 October 2019, the Fairchild A100S cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from RP-C2296, which was severely fire damaged (Figure 1), was brought to Australia by two AAIIB investigators. In the presence of the AAIIB investigators, the CVR was successfully downloaded at the ATSB data recovery facility in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. All data recovered from the CVR was provided to the AAIIB investigators to assist with their Annex 13 investigation.
The Philippines AAIIB is responsible for the investigation and release of the investigation report regarding this accident. Any enquiries regarding the investigation should be addressed to the Philippines Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board at the contact details listed below:
|Date:||01 September 2019||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Brgy. Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, about 41 km south of Manila, Philippines|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||07 January 2020||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft model||B300 (King Air 350)|
|Type of operation||Medical Transport|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Dipolog Airport, Philippines|
|Destination||Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines|