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Last updated: 24 April 2019
Date:Saturday 20 June 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander
Operator:Kiunga Aviation
Registration: P2-KAD
C/n / msn: 800
First flight: 1976-08-21 (10 years 10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) from Lae (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ogeranang Airport (OGE), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ), Papua New Guinea
The BN-2A-20 Islander aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain at 8,700 ft in an area of the Rawlinson Ranges known as Twenty Mile Gap. The aircraft was returning to Nadzab Airport with a cargo of coffee from remote Ogeranang.

» The Canberra Times - 23 Jun 1987
» Scramble


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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