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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Kibeni: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 2013 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-SAH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kikori - Gobe
MSN:
208B-1263
YOM:
2007
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Seven persons escaped with minor scratches when their Cessna Grand Caravan crash-landed on a river in Kibeni in Gulf province. Up to date, rescuers were still looking for three other passengers of the single-engine aircraft operated by Tropicair. The seven survivors, including the pilot, were airlifted to an Oil Search camp at Kopi, in Gulf. Sources told The National that the pilot sent out a distress signal shortly after leaving Kikori for Gobe. They said the cause for the distress signal was not yet known. It is believed the pilot had intended to make an emergency landing on a small airstrip but might have found it too risky as the runway had not been used for some time. The pilot then crash-landed on the river at about 1330LT. Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission’s chief executive, Capt David Inau, said rescuers were at the scene within minutes and confirmed that seven persons on board the plane had been accounted for.

Crash of a Cessna 402A in Kamina: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 29, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-SAV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kerema - Kamina
MSN:
402A-0069
YOM:
1969
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to Kamina Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck a mountain and crashed. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-2 Islander in Kanabea: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 8, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-MIB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
217
YOM:
1970
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff for unknown reasons. A passenger was killed and three other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander in Huabango: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 5, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-ATU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
119
YOM:
1970
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While descending to Kamina, the twin engine airplane struck trees and crashed in a hilly terrain near Huabango, few km from Kamina. Three passengers were killed, among them a missionary, while seven other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B-H2 Turbo Porter in Kanabea: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 1974
Operator:
Registration:
VH-PNH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
615
YOM:
1966
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Kanabea Airstrip on a cargo flight, the single engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6H/H2 Turbo Porter in Terapo

Date & Time: Dec 14, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
VH-PNF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Terapo - Terapo
MSN:
580
YOM:
1965
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Stalled and crashed shortly after takeoff from Terapo Airstrip while on a local cargo flight. The passenger was slightly injured while the pilot was seriously wounded.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in the Kikori River

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1957
Registration:
VH-WWB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1830
YOM:
1944
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Struck a submerged obstacle while landing on Kikori River. The aircraft quickly sank and was lost. Both crew members were rescued.