AO-2022-003

P-750XL Runway Excursion Tekin, Sanduan Province, Papua New Guinea, 18 January 2022
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
Overseas
It was reported that a Pacific Aerospace P-750XL aircraft ran off the airstrip during landing at Tekin airfield in the mountains of Sandaun Province at approximately 0931 local time on 18 January 2022. There was substantial structural damage to the aircraft's landing gear, airframe and propeller blades. Eight persons on board, no serious injuries reported. The incident involved a New Zealand-manufactured aeroplane, so TAIC is providing New Zealand’s Accredited Representative to participate in the Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission's investigation. www.aic.gov.pg

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].
Location
Sanduan Province, Papua New Guinea (-5.244019,142.164889) [may be approximate]