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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231914
Last updated: 31 January 2020
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Date:04-JAN-2020
Time:01:09 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20J / 205 MSE
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-OIAT
C/n / msn: 24-3370
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hnatalo, Lifou -   New Caledonia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lifou Airport (LIF/NWWL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane crashed under unknown circumstances around 1 a.m. in the Hnathalo tribe in Lifou, near a home and not far from Wanaham airfield.
Four victims have been identified, they are three air traffic controllers from Wanaham aerodrome, including the head of the air navigation service at Lifou. The other victim is said to be a friend of one of them.

As a result of this crash, the two rotations planned by Air Calédonie between Lifou and Noumea, this Saturday morning, had to be canceled. A crisis meeting is scheduled in the morning to find out how and if air traffic can be provided in the afternoon.

Sources:

https://www.lnc.nc/breve/maj-17h45-quatre-morts-dans-le-crash-d-un-avion-a-lifou
https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/nouvellecaledonie/province-iles/lifou/crash-avion-lifou-786355.html
https://rrb.nc/article/crash-encore-beaucoup-de-question
https://www.lnc.nc/breve/crash-de-lifou-l-identite-des-victimes-est-officiellement-confirmee
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/20°46'30.0%22S+167°14'25.0%22E/@-20.775,167.240278,8798m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-20.775!4d167.240278?hl=en


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2020 23:12 gerard57 Added
04-Jan-2020 00:11 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
04-Jan-2020 00:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 00:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 00:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 01:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 06:21 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jan-2020 10:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 10:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Jan-2020 18:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Embed code]
06-Jan-2020 10:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Source, Embed code]
06-Jan-2020 11:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Photo]
06-Jan-2020 17:53 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]

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