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Search Continues for Pilot and Crew Missing in Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
By George Hatcher
Search Continues for Pilot and Crew Missing in Papua New Guinea

What: Hevilift Bell 206 Where: Mt Hagen in the PNG Southern Highlands. When: July 6, 2012 Who: 3 aboard Why: A helicopter is missing in Papua New Guinea. The pilot Russell Aikten recently achieved some fame after rescuing victims of the “Black Saturday” fire, and used to fly the Westpac Surf Life Saving Rescue... »

Four Injured in Aviation Fire in Papua, Pilot Fatality

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Associated Mission Aviation Pacific Aerospace 750XL en route from Jayapura to Okbibab. Where: Abmisibil Airport, Okbibab, Papua When: Dec 17, 2011 Who: 5 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: The plane landed at Abmisibil Airport, and skidded into a ravine at the end of the runway. Pilot Arnold Burung did not survive. The injured, Jacob... »

Ministry Opinion on PNG crash

Saturday, October 15, 2011
By George Hatcher
Ministry Opinion on PNG crash

What: PNG Airlines de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Where: 20 km (12.5 mls) S of Madang Airport (MAG) (Papua New Guinea) When: Oct 13, 2011 Who: 4 crew, 28 passengers, 4 survivors Why: The Png flight crashed 20 miles south of Madang, and was lost and later discovered on fire. 28 died in the crash,... »

Papua New Guinea 28 Die in Violent Storm, Forest Crash on the Banks of the Gogol

Thursday, October 13, 2011
By George Hatcher
Papua New Guinea 28 Die in Violent Storm, Forest Crash on the Banks of the  Gogol

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Raymond Ngu What: PNG Airlines de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Where: 20 km (12.5 mls) S of Madang Airport (MAG) (Papua New Guinea) When: Oct 13, 2011 Who: 4 crew, 28 passengers, 4 survivors Why: About 5.15pm, while en route from Lae to Madang, the... »

Answers Needed in Merpati Plane Crash

Friday, May 13, 2011
By George Hatcher
Answers Needed in Merpati Plane Crash

So far, there have been no answers in the question of the Chinese built Xian MA-60 Merpati Nusantara Airlines plane which killed 27 people on board when it crashed in Kaimana, West Papua. The plane was moments from landing when it crashed. There are questions concerning state-owned Merpati Airlines, the state financing, and the... »

US$5,850 to Crash Victims

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By George Hatcher
US$5,850 to Crash Victims

What: Merpati Nusantara Xian MA-60 en route from Sorong to Kaimana Where: Kaimana, West Papua When: May 7, 2010 12:21 pm Who: 21 passengers (including 2 children and a baby), 4 crew, 2 technicians Why: After flying a holding pattern for a quarter of an hour, the plane was on its final approach when... »

27 Perish in Kaimana Bay in Merpati Crash

Saturday, May 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
27 Perish in Kaimana Bay in Merpati Crash

What: Merpati Nusantara Xian MA-60 en route from Sorong to Kaimana Where: Kaimana, West Papua When: May 7, 2010 12:21 pm Who: 21 passengers (including 2 children and a baby), 4 crew, 2 technicians Why: After flying a holding pattern for a quarter of an hour, the plane was on its final approach when... »

Squirrel Crash Kills Aussie Pilot

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil Where: 36km south of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea When: Feb 13, 2011 Who: Pilot Mal Smith Why: While flying from the Eastern Highlands centre of Goroka to Manus for mining contractors, Australian Sunshine Coast helicopter pilot Lloyd Lester suffered engine failure in a Eurocopter AS350 P2-PHL Ecureuil, and... »

Papua New Guinea Plane Crash Kills 4

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) Chartered plane Where: Misima Airport,Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea When: Aug 31, 2010 Who: 5 aboard, 4 fatalities (THREE Australians and one New Zealander) Why: The weather had been wet and windy all day—after landing, the plane skidded into some trees off the edge of the runway, and... »

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