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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 30 March 1999
Time:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Air Niugini
Registration: P2-AND
C/n / msn: 11118
First flight: 1977-07-13 (21 years 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Goroka Airport (GKA) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port Moresby-Jacksons International Airport (POM/AYPY), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Goroka Airport (GKA/AYGA), Papua New Guinea
Flightnumber:PX162
Narrative:
A Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000 operating flight PX162 from Port Moresby-Jacksons International Airport (POM), PNG, was damaged in a landing accident at Goroka Airport (GKA). After a normal landing on runway 35L the left main wheels began to shimmy. The left main gear ultimately collapsed and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway.

The landing at Goroka had been firm (+1.53g) but was no factor in the shimmy and failure. Tests of the undercarriage sliding member nitrogen pressure showed that it was 320psi rather than the normal 205psi.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» PNG ASID AS/99/1003


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Port Moresby-Jacksons International Airport to Goroka Airport as the crow flies is 423 km (264 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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