On 26 July 2020, a Cessna 402C, registered VH-TSI, collided with terrain during a rejected take-off from an uncommissioned airfield near Papa-Lealea, about 16 NM north-west of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot (the only occupant) sustained minor injuries.
The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) investigated the accident. During its investigation, the AIC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
To facilitate this work, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
On 31 December 2020, the AIC released the final investigation report into this accident. Accordingly, the ATSB has concluded its involvement in the investigation.
Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission at www.aic.gov.pg.
|Date:||26 July 2020||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||Papa Lealea, Central Province, Papua New Guinea||Investigation phase:||Final report: Dissemination|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||06 January 2021||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Unknown|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|