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Last updated: 22 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 206
Owner/operator:Divine Word Airways
Registration: VH-DWF
C/n / msn: 206-0324
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Asaloka Gap -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Madang
Destination airport:Denglagu
Crashed into a cliff. Pilot Rev, Joseph Walachy, and passenger Very Rev. Joseph Bayer both died in the crash. Aircraft operated by Divine Word Airways, for Catholic Mission of the Divine Word.


1. The Canberra Times 3 July 1965, p11
2. The Newcasle and Maitland Catholic Sentinel, Vol XXXIII No 11, 1st August 1965.

Revision history:

02-Oct-2019 07:50 TB Added
22-Jul-2020 22:19 Ron Averes Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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