Final report on plane crashed killing 10 lives in Elmina will be out Aug.2024 –Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR: The final report of the Beechcraft Model 390 Premier 1 aircraft that crashed in Bandar Elmina, Shah Alam on Aug.17 2023 which took the lives of 10 people including eight passengers and crew on board and two road users will be out by August 2024.

Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke said, this is in light of the preliminary report that was released today and he thanked the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) for leading the investigation.

“The final report will be completed no later than August 2024 in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13 that allows for a 12 month period from the date of accident to finalise the document.

“The ministry acknowledges the diligent efforts of the Air Investigation Bureau (BSKU) and is committed to strengthening aviation safety based on the bureau’s findings.

“The ministry and the bureau will try its best to gather further information based on the preliminary report,” he said in a statement today.

The ministry extends its gratitude to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States and the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) of Singapore for their assistance in the BSKU investigation through their respective Accredited Representatives and technical advisors, both within and outside the country.

Meanwhile, the accident happened when the aircraft that departed from Langkawi International Airport on Aug.17 crashed en route to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang.

Regarding the preliminary findings of the investigation, it was found that the Pilot in Charge (PIC) was licensed and qualified for the flight in accordance with existing regulations.
The investigation also found that the aircraft had a valid Certificate of Airworthiness and had been maintained in compliance with the regulations.

“The incident happened in day time with reported clear visibility and fine meteorological conditions.

“There was no evidence of incapacitation or physiological factors that affected the flight crew performance.

“The accident was not survivable due to the magnitude of the deceleration force and the post-crash fire,” said the preliminary finding of the investigation report.

According to the report, additional findings will be included in the Final Report including Causes/Contributing Factors.

The findings also said, the initial analysis of the recovered cockpit voice recorder (CVR) recording has provided critical leads to uncovering the cause of the accident, with a focus on the aircraft flight control systems.

The findings’ report added, results from the pending inspection and examination of the related aircraft parts and components at the NTSB and OEM laboratories are necessary to provide collaborative and/or conclusive evidence in establishing the cause of the accident. Safety Recommendations will also be included in the Final Report. –Malaysia World News


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