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Accident description
Last updated: 27 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 18 November 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Papua New Guinea Defence Force
Registration: P2-006
C/n / msn: 26637/15192
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
The pilot carried out a belly landing shortly after takeoff. One of the engines had lost power on takeoff. A wing was ripped off during the emergency landing.

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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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