Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 17 July 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Registration: VH-MAE
C/n / msn: 11917
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wapenamanda Airport (WBM) (   Papua New Guinea) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Madang Airport (MAG/AYMD), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Wapenamanda Airport (WBM), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
The Ansett Dakota was flying cargo from Madang (MAG) to Wapenamanda (WBM). On landing the right undercarriage collapsed due to a fractured trunnion at the rear of the undercarriage strut. The wings were removed with a crowbar and the fuselage pushed to one side of the runway to became accommodation for the locals.

Sources:
» E-mail from Peter Fox 17-5-2006


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Distance from Madang Airport to Wapenamanda Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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