Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission

Investigation into ‘Goroka landing’ launched

On 5 December, at approximately 15:04pm, the Commission was informed of a serious landing incident that occurred at Goroka Airport, Eastern Highlands Province, on 2 December at 14:12 local time. 

“A Papua New Guinea Defence Force CASA CN-235M aircraft, registered P2-502 and operating as Eagle 502, landed on a closed runway (35 Left) while runway works were in progress,” reports the Commission.