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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Friday 21 July 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: P2-RDW
MSN: 366
First flight: 1973
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porgera Airport (RGE) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mount Hagen-Kagamuga Airport (HGU/AYMH), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Porgera Airport (RGE), Papua New Guinea
Crashed into a dense rainforest in the Porgera East Gap.

» The Canberra Times - 24 Jul 1989
» Balus, the aeroplane in Papua New Guinea. Volume III, Wings of a nation / James Sinclair


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-F-OGGG
accident date: 21-07-1989
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: F-OGGG

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 Mount Hagen-Kagamuga Airport to Porgera Airport as the crow flies is 136 km (85 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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