Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC)

PNG AIC probe accident near Vanimo

Chief Commissioner of the PNG AIC, Hubert Namani, says the AIC was informed by PNG Air Services Limited (PNG ASL) about the accident on June 2nd, 2020.

Namani says according to initial information the accident involved a foreign aircraft, which to this date not been found.

All PNG registered aircraft’s have been accounted for.

The AIC is gathering information on the progress of Search and Rescue activities before a team of investigators is deployed.

PNGAIC investigates Qantas Link flight incident

Labelled as a serious incident, it is now the subject of an investigation by the PNG Accident Investigation Commission.

In a statement released on Tuesday (March 17th), Chief Commissioner of the PNG AIC, Hubert Namani, said the incident occurred on March 16th between 11:20 and 11:46 am.

The aircraft is a twin-engine Bombardier Dash 8-400 aircraft operated by Sunstate Airlines Pty, Qantas Link flight QLK192D.