Commission still working on Kiunga accident

The Accident Investigation Commission continues to work on the Sunbird Aviation accident that occurred at Kiunga on 13 April, which claimed the lives of 12 people.

The CEO of the commission, Captain David Inau, travelled to Singapore last week to attend the triennial International Accident Investigation Forum, from  April 19-21, at the invitation of the Singapore Ministry of Transport.

The meeting was hosted by the Singapore Aviation Academy and was attended by delegates from around the world.

Captain Inau gave an illustrated presentation on the progress being made by the PNG Accident Investigation Commission. He also outlined the Commission’s vision for the future, including the recruitment and training of a new generation of PNG accident investigators. This would ensure PNG maintains its capacity to fulfil its international investigation obligations, he said.

In a sign of growing overseas recognition of developments at the PNG Accident Investigation Commission, Captain Inau was invited onto a panel session with senior representatives of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Singapore Aviation Academy.

(CEO of the PNG Accident Investigation Commission, Captain David Inau, discussing “Establishing an independent investigation authority” on a high‑level aviation panel in Singapore last week.)



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