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PNG Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Papua New Guinea

PNG Air flight CG-8622 had to return and make an emergency landing in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on May 24th.

The plane, heading to Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, had to turn back due to a low oil pressure indication for left engine.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Small Plane Crashes in Papua New Guinea; 12 Killed

A small plane nose-dived and crashed near Kiunga Airport, Kiunga, Papua New Guinea, on April 13th.

The single-engine aircraft was heading toward Kiunga Airport from Telefomin, West Sepik, when the pilot had to attempt for an emergency landing due to engine failure.

The plane crashed upon landing.

All 12 people aboard were killed in the crash.

Papua New Guinea Plane Crash Kills 4

A Hevilift Twin Otter aircraft crashed around 10 km from Goldie, near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on the morning of September 20.

The aircraft, travelling from Woitape to Port Moresby, had 9 people aboard including 2 crew members and 7 passengers. Four of them, including the pilot, his first officer and 2 passengers died in the crash, while other 5 survived with injuries. All the 5 surviving passengers are PNG nationals and are being treated at a Port Moresby hospital.

The airline company confirmed that the pilot was an Australian.

The plane was reportedly chartered in Woitape by a Catholic parish.

The cause of the crash is not yet unknown.

Plane Crash Leads to Environmental Claims

Pictured: An Airlines PNG De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Raymond Ngu

What: PNG Airlines
Where: Papua New Guinea’s Owen Stanley Ranges
When: August 11 2009
Who: 13 people including nine Australians, three Papua New Guineans, including the female pilot, and a Japanese man
Why: Unresolved

George’s Point of View

While the cause of the crash is unknown, the locals are claiming compensation because the consequences of the crash include environmental damage. The area’s only water supply has been contaminated with human blood, aviation fuel and chemicals, which poses a health risk.

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