Date & Time: Sep 1, 1972 at 1032 LT
Type of aircraft:
Short SC.7 Skyvan Variant
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Minj - Mendi
Papua New Guinea
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
While cruising at an altitude of 10,250 feet in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine airplane struck the northeastern slope of Mt Giluwe (14,346 feet high). At the time of the accidents, clouds (CB's) were present up to 9,000 feet and the visibility was poor. It was reported that the pilot should follow another route but was off track for unknown reason.
The cause of the accident could not be determined.