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Accredited representative to the Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission’s investigation into a collision with terrain, involving a Cessna 402C, registered VH-TSI, near Papa Lealea, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, on 26 July 2020

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 26 July 2020, a Cessna 402C registered VH-TSI, collided with terrain near Papa Laelae, Central Province, about 30 km north-west of Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea.

The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) is investigating the accident and has requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

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

The AIC is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident.

Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission.

General details
Date: 26 July 2020   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0248 UTC    
Location: Papa Lealea, Central Province, Papua New Guinea    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402C  
Aircraft registration VH-TSI  
Serial number 402C0492  
Type of operation Unknown  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Last update 08 September 2020