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Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Date:Monday 4 May 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.22B
Operator:Papua New Guinea Defence Force
Registration: P2-011
C/n / msn: 52
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Vanimo (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Imonda Airport (IMD/AYIO), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Vanimo Airport (VAI/AYVN), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Crashed in bad weather in the remote Bewani mountains south of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
The Nomad crashed while returning to Vanimo from Imonda where they dropped a group of soldiers for an Irian Jaya border patrol.

Sources:
» Papua New Guinea Post-Courier 7 May 1981


Photos

photo of GAF-Nomad-N-22B-P2-011
accident date: 04-05-1981
type: GAF Nomad N.22B
registration: P2-011
 

Map
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 Imonda Airport to Vanimo Airport as the crow flies is 72 km (45 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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