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Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 9 Juli 1996
Zeit:16:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Milne Bay Air
Kennzeichen: P2-MBB
Werknummer: 290
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) NE of Mendi Airport (MDU) (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bosavi Airstrip, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Mendi Airport (MDU/AYMN), Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
The Twin Otter struck a mountain in clouds and rain at an altitude of 9200 feet.

Informationsquelle:
» Manila Standard - Jul 11, 1996
» AVWeb 96-28
» Scramble 210


Fotos

photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-C-FZKP
accident date: 09-07-1996
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: C-FZKP
 

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 Bosavi Airstrip to Mendi Airport as the crow flies is 96 km (60 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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