Accident Beechcraft E55 Baron P2-HAB, 26 May 1980
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft E55 Baron
Owner/operator:Provincial Air Services
Registration: P2-HAB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tari Gap, Southern Highlands Province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Mendi (AYMN)
Destination airport:Tari (AYTA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Beechcraft Baron went missing while conducting a charter flight from Mendi to Tari with 1 Southern Highlands passenger in board. An extensive search was carried out for 2 weeks then abandoned. The wreckage was eventually found by villagers, in the vicinity of the Tari Gap, over 2 years later, on 17th September 1982. The pilot, Mark Hilton Garlick (22), and the passenger were killed.


Balus, Vol. III, page 174, by James Sinclair,
PNG Post-Courier, 29 May 1980, page 3,
PNG Post-Courier, 10 June 1980, page 3.

Revision history:

06-Jul-2019 06:51 Petropavlovsk Added
26-Nov-2021 01:04 Ron Averes Updated [Damage]
11-Jun-2022 19:13 Turbulator Updated [Date, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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