NTSB Identification: ENG07WA031
Accident occurred Monday, April 02, 2007 in Darwin, Australia
Aircraft: Israel Aircraft Industries 1124, registration:
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On April 2, 2007, at 1844 local time, an Australian registered Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd Westwind 1124, VH-AJP, experienced a ruptured top rear skin panel and an explosive decompression while climbing through Flight Level 340. The aircraft was operated by Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd, of Mascot, NSW, Australia, as a scheduled cargo flight in accordance with the pertinent Civil Aviation Regulations of Australia. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The two pilots, the sole occupants, were not injured. The flight was en route from Darwin to Alice Springs, Australia, when the event occurred. The airplane returned to Darwin and made a successful landing.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information can be obtained by contacting the ATSB at:

Australia Transport Safety Bureau
PO Box 967
Civic Square ACT 2608
Australia

Telephone 61 2 6230 4408
Facsimile 61 2 6274 6434

www.atsb.gov.au

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