Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 April 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operating for:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Leased from:Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Registration: VH-PNB
C/n / msn: 15344/26789
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Madang Airport (MAG) (   Papua New Guinea) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Madang Airport (MAG/AYMD), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Mendi Airport (MDU), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
A C-47 transport plane was chartered to fly cargo from Madang to Mendi, Papua New Guinea. On the approach hydraulics were lost and the plane returned to Madang .
The plane was going to run off the end of the strip into Madang harbour, so the pilots pulled the pin on the rear wheel which caused the aircraft to veer to the left and into the mangroves.
The C-47 was withdrawn from use at Madang. It was used for fire practices and scrapped in 1978.


Events:

Sources:
» PNGAA Library - Madang Airport 1973: Bruce O'Reilly
» PPRuNe Forums
» E-mail Graeme Strempel (2013-09-20)


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Distance from Madang Airport to Mendi Airport as the crow flies is 257 km (161 miles).

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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