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Last updated: 18 June 2021
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Fecha:sábado 8 abril 1961
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Papuan Airlines
Registración: VH-PAT
Numéro de série: 33242/16494
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bereina Airport (BEA) (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kundiawa-Chimbu Airport (CMU/AYCH), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Descripción:
During a cargo flight, while en route at 12000 feet, smoke was seen coming from the cargo, forcing the flight crew to carry out an emergency landing. Immediately after landing at Bereina an uncontrollable fire developed. The fire was probably caused by incorrectly packed chemicals.

Fuentes:
» The Canberra Times - 10 Apr 1961


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Distance from Port Moresby-Jackson Field to Kundiawa-Chimbu Airport as the crow flies is 452 km (282 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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