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Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Date:Tuesday 26 November 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Grand Caravan
Operator:Tropicair
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Gasmata (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gasmata Island Airport (GMI), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Tropicair Cessna 208 Grand Caravan was hijacked from Gasmata, Papua New Guinea. The pilot was refueling the aircraft when eight men approached the plane and demanded him to fly to a remote airstrip. They stole cargo and baggage that was onboard the aircraft.
The pilot was able to return safely back to Port Moresby.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» EMTV
» nst.com.my


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