Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:martes 28 abril 1970
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operador:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registración: VH-TGR
Numéro de série: 6
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:5 km (3.1 milles) de Kainantu (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Goroka Airport (GKA/AYGA), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kainantu Airstrip, Papúa Nueva Guinea
Descripción:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. Eight of the eleven occupants were killed.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight fro Goroka to Kainantu. The airplane clipped trees while flying in low clouds pas a 6000 feet mountain. Part of the starboard wing was ripped off and the plane crashed into a ridge.


Fuentes:
» The Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 30, 1970
» The Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 29, 1970


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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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