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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200867
Last updated: 1 December 2019
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Date:17-DEC-1999
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350BA
Owner/operator:Pacifc Helicopters
Registration: P2-PHA
C/n / msn: 1181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Moresby -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Take off
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hijacked and hit by a number of bullets from Police units on the ground while taking off from roof of a bank during an attempted robbery in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, resulting in a loss of hydraulic pressure and causing the aircraft to crash in the street. Five hijackers either killed in the crash ot shot, fate of pilot unconfirmed.

Sources:

Air International September 2000, p143


Revision history:

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