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Technical assistance to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines – Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board investigation of an accident involving an IAI Westwind 1124A aircraft, registered RP-C5880 Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila on 29 March 2020

Investigation number:
AE-2020-052
Status: Completed
Investigation completed
Phase: Final report: Dissemination Read more information on this investigation phase

Update

Investigation progress update

On 29 March 2020, an IAI Westwind II 1124A aircraft registered RP-C5880, on an aeromedical flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines was destroyed following a runway excursion during take-off from RWY 06. The eight 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) and flight data recorder (FDR) to assist their investigation.

To facilitate this support and to provide the appropriate protections for the 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 15 October 2020, the fire-damaged recorders from RP-C5880 (Universal Navigation Corporation CVR-30 and Fairchild Model F800 FDR) arrived in Canberra. The CVR and FDR were successfully downloaded at the ATSB data recovery facility. This activity was performed by ATSB recorder specialists in conjunction with AAIIB investigators located in the Philippines. All data recovered from the recorders was provided to the AAIIB to assist with their Annex 13 investigation. A report detailing the results of the download of the recorders was provided to the AAIIB on 18 July 2021.

Figure 1: Universal CVR-30 cockpit voice recorder recovered from RP-C5880 on arrival at ATSB

Universal CVR-30 cockpit voice recorder recovered from RP-C5880 on arrival at ATSB

Source: ATSB

Figure 2: Fairchild Model F800 flight data recorder recovered from RP-C5880 on arrival at ATSB

Fairchild Model F800 flight data recorder recovered from RP-C5880 on arrival at ATSB

Source: ATSB

The Philippines AAIIB is responsible for the investigation and release of the final 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:

Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Email: aaiib@caap.gov.ph
Web: https://caap.gov.ph/2020-accidents/



 

General details
Date: 29 March 2020   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1157 UTC   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Ninoy Aquino International Airport (RPLL), Manila   Investigation phase: Final report: Dissemination  
State: International   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 22 July 2021   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd  
Aircraft model Westwind 1124A  
Aircraft registration RP-C5880  
Serial number 353  
Operator Lionair Inc.  
Type of operation Medical Transport  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Ninoy Aquino International Airport (RPLL), Manila  
Destination Haneda Airport (RJTT), Tokyo  
Last update 22 July 2021