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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186685
Last updated: 10 March 2020
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Date:24-SEP-2014
Time:02:03 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic P750 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pacific Aerospace 750XL
Owner/operator:North Coast Aviation
Registration: P2-TLF
C/n / msn: 166
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bulago Airstrip. Hela Province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bulago Airstrip
Narrative:
On 24 September 2014, the pilot of a Pacific Aerospace Ltd PAC 750XL aircraft, registered P2-TLF, operated by North Coast Aviation (NCA), flew to the newly constructed, but as yet unopened, Bulago airstrip, in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea to assess the progress of the new strip. After six orbits and two mock approaches assessing the strip and establishing an approach profile, the pilot decided that the strip was suitable for a landing. At 0203 UTC the aircraft touched down on the strip. During the landing roll the main and nose wheels sank through the limestone and gravel surface of the strip into the clay beneath and the nose wheel and nose-wheel fork were torn from the oleo. The propeller was substantially damaged as the nose-gear oleo dug into the surface.

Sources:

http://www.aic.gov.pg/pdf/AIC%2014-1007%20P2-TLF.pdf


Revision history:

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22-Apr-2016 17:12 harro Added

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