PUTRAJAYA, September 15 – The Ministry of Transport has received the Preliminary Report from the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) regarding the tragic air accident involving the N28JV aircraft near Elmina, Shah Alam, which unfolded on August 17, 2023. This report represents a critical step in the ongoing investigation into this unfortunate incident. In accordance with international aviation standards, the Preliminary Report aligns with the requirements of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO Annex 13).

This annex mandates the submission of a preliminary report within 30 days of an aviation accident. The document you are about to explore encapsulates factual statements and preliminary findings reached up to the time of its issuance. It is imperative to note that this Preliminary Report remains provisional and is subject to revision or adjustment as additional evidence comes to light. For those seeking detailed information, the Preliminary Report is available for download at the following link: Preliminary Report N28JV. Looking ahead, the Final Report of this comprehensive investigation is anticipated to conclude no later than August 2024.

This timeline aligns with the stipulations of ICAO Annex 13, which allocates a 12-month window for the finalization of the report following an aviation accident. The Ministry of Transport extends its deep appreciation for the tireless dedication of the AAIB, whose relentless efforts drive us closer to understanding the circumstances surrounding this incident. Our commitment to aviation safety hinges upon the insights gleaned from this investigation. Furthermore, we wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the USA and the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) of Singapore.

Their unwavering support, delivered through their Accredited Representative and technical advisors, both within our nation’s borders and beyond, has played a pivotal role in advancing the AAIB’s work. To recap the event under scrutiny, the accident involved a Beechcraft Model 390 Premier 1 aircraft that was en route from Langkawi International Airport to Subang Airport when tragedy struck. This heartbreaking incident resulted in the loss of 10 lives, including 8 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft, as well as 2 ground bystanders.

Once again, the Ministry of Transport extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims. As we navigate this painstaking investigative process, our unwavering commitment to aviation safety remains at the forefront. This commitment is driven by the belief that every accident investigation represents an opportunity to learn, improve, and ultimately, make aviation safer for all.

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