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Last updated: 16 September 2021
Date:Tuesday 22 February 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:MAF PNG - Mission Aviation Fellowship
Registration: P2-MFQ
MSN: 174
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Wobagen Airstrip (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tabubil Airport (TBG/AYTB), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Wobagen Airstrip, Papua New Guinea
Crashed in the mountains of western Papua New Guinea while attempting to land at Wobegon's runway 30. Both pilots died in the accident. The survivors were able to walk to the village. Wobegon has a single with 1969 feet of landing distance. It can only be used in one direction for landing (30) and takeoff (12) because it has an 8 degrees slope. Field elevation is 5800 feet.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Tabubil Airport to Wobagen Airstrip as the crow flies is 89 km (56 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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