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Occurrence date
Fua'amotu International Airport, Tonga
Report status
Investigation type
Accredited Representative
Investigation status
Aviation occurrence type
Runway excursion
Anticipated completion

The Tonga Civil Aviation Division (TCAD) is investigating a loss of control during taxi, and a subsequent ground collision involving a Saab 340B, registered A3-PUA, at Fua'amotu International Airport, Tonga, on 8 December 2023. The TCAD has requested assistance and the appointment of an accredited representative from the ATSB.

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 the International Civil Aviation Organization Annex 13 and commenced an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

On 5 April 2024, the Chief Investigator-TCAD released their Preliminary report into this accident. This report is available here.

Any enquiries relating to the investigation should be directed to the TCAD.

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