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Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander in Kiunga: 12 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2016 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-SBC
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Oksapmin – Kiunga
MSN:
3010
YOM:
1983
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Captain / Total flying hours:
4705
Captain / Total hours on type:
254.00
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Oksapmin at 1356LT for a short VFR flight to Kiunga. On final approach, the aircraft pitched up, almost vertically, banked right, stalled and crashed in a wooded area located 1,200 meters short of runway 07 threshold. Two passengers were seriously injured while ten other occupants were killed. Unfortunately, both survivors died from their injuries few hours later. At the time of the loss of control, it is reported that the right propeller was feathered. The below document is a preliminary report from the AIC of PNG.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XTOL in Gulgubip

Date & Time: Jul 19, 2014
Registration:
P2-RNB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kiunga – Gulgubip
MSN:
XL190
YOM:
2013
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2930
Captain / Total hours on type:
1900.00
Aircraft flight hours:
143
Circumstances:
A Pacific Aerospace PAC P-750 XTOL single engine aircraft was chartered to transport store goods and five passengers from Kiunga to Gulgubip. Although Gulgubip is in mountainous terrain and the weather in the area is often poor, the pilot was tasked to fly there without ever having been to Gulgubip before. The terrain to the north north east of Gulgubip rises gradually behind the airstrip. Visual illusions which may affect the pilot’s perception of height and distance can be associated with airstrips situated in terrain of this kind. On arrival at Gulgubip, the pilot orbited and positioned the aircraft for landing. During the final approach he decided to discontinue the approach and go-around. The aircraft impacted terrain approximately 3 km north west of the airstrip and was substantially damaged. The six passengers were unhurt but the pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot was treated in Gulgubip following the accident, and was airlifted the next day to Tabubil, where he was admitted to hospital.
Final Report:

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Bimin: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 22, 2005 at 1343 LT
Operator:
Registration:
P2-MFQ
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Tabubil-Bimin
MSN:
174
YOM:
1968
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The aircraft, owned by the Missionary Aviation Fellowship of Papua New Guinea, crashed on a mountain shortly before landing at Bimin's airport. Both pilots were killed. The approach procedures to Bimin's runway 29 is difficult due to frequent turbulences and downdrafts.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou in Kiunga: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 1995 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
P2-VTC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port Moresby-Tabubil
MSN:
013
YOM:
1960
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Tabubil: 28 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 1994 at 1320 LT
Operator:
Registration:
P2-MFS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tabubil-Selbang
MSN:
187
YOM:
1968
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
28

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Tabubil: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1994 at 1140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-SWC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tabubil-Selbang-Bolobip
MSN:
0835
YOM:
1977
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina off Daru

Date & Time: Apr 26, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
VH-WWC
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1859
YOM:
1944
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Damaged on landing off Daru and sank. All 11 occupants were rescued while the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson II in Tonda: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 19, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A16-64
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ambon - Ambon
MSN:
414-1917
YOM:
1940
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft was involved in an aerial photography mission when it was shot down by the pilot of a Japanese Mitsubishi Zero. Out of control, it dove into the ground and crashed near Tonda. All four crew members were killed.
Crew (13th Squadron):
F/Lt Maurice Philip Willing,
Sgt William Henry Field,
Sgt Reginald Dixon Rutter,
LAC James Moore Cunneen.
Probable cause:
Shot down by the pilot of a Japanese fighter.

Crash of a Fokker F7b/3m in Kiunga

Date & Time: Oct 26, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-AFF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jakarta - Kiunga
MSN:
5188
YOM:
1930
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, went out of control and came to rest upside down. No casualties.