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.
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:
|Date:||29 March 2020||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1157 UTC||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||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 manufacturer||Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd|
|Aircraft model||Westwind 1124A|
|Type of operation||Medical Transport|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Ninoy Aquino International Airport (RPLL), Manila|
|Destination||Haneda Airport (RJTT), Tokyo|