Accident
Last updated: 30 September 2014
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Datum:Samstag 8 April 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Papuan Airlines
Kennzeichen: VH-PAT
Werknummer: 16494/33242
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bereina Airport (BEA) (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
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Unfallbericht:
During a cargo flight smoke was seen coming from the cargo, forcing the flight crew to carry out an emergency landing. Immediately after landing at Bereina an uncontrollable fire developed. The fire was probably caused by incorrectly packed chemicals.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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