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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 31 août 2010
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Compagnie:Trans Air
Immatriculation: P2-TAA
Numéro de série: 550-0145
Année de Fabrication: 1980
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Misima Island Airport (MIS) (   Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 8 m (26 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
Aéroport de destination:Misima Island Airport (MIS/AYMS), Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
A Cessna 550 Citation II, registration P2-TAA, was conducting a charter flight from Port Moresby-Jackson's International Airport, PNG, to Bwagaoia Aerodrome, Misima Island, PNG. There were two pilots and three passengers on board for the flight.
The approach and landing was undertaken during a heavy rain storm over Bwagaoia Aerodrome at the time, which resulted in standing water on runway 26. This water, combined with the aircraft's speed caused the aircraft to aquaplane. There was also a tailwind, which contributed the aircraft to landing further along the runway than normal.
The pilot in command (PIC) initiated a baulked landing procedure. The aircraft was not able to gain flying speed by the end of the runway and did not climb. The aircraft descended into terrain 100 m beyond the end of the runway.
The aircraft impacted terrain at the end of runway 26 and the aircraft was destroyed by a post-impact, fuel-fed fire. The copilot was the only survivor.

Probable Cause:

- The operator's processes for determining the aircraft's required landing distance did not appropriately consider all of the relevant performance factors. [Minor safety issue]
- The operator's processes for learning and implementing change from the previous runway overrun incident were ineffective.
- The flight crew did not use effective crew resource management techniques to manage the approach and landing.
- The crew landed long on a runway that was too short, affected by a tailwind, had a degraded surface and was water contaminated.
- The crew did not carry out a go-around during the approach when the visibility was less than the minimum requirements for a visual approach.
- The baulked landing that was initiated too late to assure a safe takeoff.
Other safety factors:
- The aircraft aquaplaned during the landing roll, limiting its deceleration.
- The runway surface was described as gravel, but had degraded over time. [Minor safety issue]
- The weather station anemometer was giving an incorrect wind indication. [Minor safety issue]
- The unreliability of the communications facilities prevented the weather observer from transmitting regular weather updates to Port Moresby. [Minor safety issue]
- There were a number of printing errors in the aircraft manufacturer's C550 performance and supplementary information charts. [Minor safety issue]

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIC PNG
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: AE-2010-068
Download report: Final report

» PNG crash airline had Australian ban overturned (ABC, 1-9-2010)
» PNG Ministerial Statement on the Aircraft Accident at Misima


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Port Moresby-Jackson Field et Misima Island Airport est de 635 km (397 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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