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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Date:Saturday 1 July 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:Vanimo Trading
Registration: P2-VTC
C/n / msn: 13
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Kiunga (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Port Moresby-Jacksons International Airport (POM/AYPY), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Tabubil Airport (TBG/AYTB), Papua New Guinea
After a flight from Port Moresby the aircraft had to divert to Kiunga due to bad weather at its destination Tabubil. During climbout from Tabubil the no. 2 engine failed. On approach to Kiunga the other engine also failed. The Caribou crashed into trees, short of the runway.

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photo of C-7A-Caribou-60-3762
60-3762 was sold as N9014W in 1987, flew for NewCal as N9014W and moved to PNG as P2-VTC
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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 Tabubil Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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