Bulolo Airstrip

Jagged rocks caused plane damage: AIC

The damaged left engine casing of the Dash 8 aircraft forced it to make an emergency landing on August 4, 2017.

The Accident Investigation Commission (AIC), in its final report, states that the licensee to the Bulolo Airstrip had neglected its primary responsibility of properly maintaining the airstrip, resulting in the bursting of a tyre which in turn affected the engine casing.

The report states that on August 4, 2017, the Link PNG operated aircraft completed a scheduled flight from Bulolo to Port Moresby.