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Accident description
Last updated: 24 May 2016
Date:Saturday 17 December 1994
Time:ca 13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:MAF PNG - Missionary Aviation Fellowship
Registration: P2-MFS
C/n / msn: 187
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:28 km (17.5 mls) E of Olsobip (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tabubil Airport (TBG/AYTB), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Selbang Airport (SBC/AYSO), Papua New Guinea
Struck mountainside at 6400 feet altitude.

» Manila Standard - Dec 19, 1994
» ANP 19.12.1994
» Scramble 189(p.63)


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Distance from Tabubil Airport to Selbang Airport as the crow flies is 58 km (36 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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