Thursday, October 20, 2011

Statistics of PNG’s plane crashes

Source; Post Courier, Thursday October 20, 2011By TODAGIA KELOLA
PAPUA New Guinea had 116 aircraft accidents, with 51 fatalities since January 1, 2000. This includes last week’s tragic Airlines PNG Dash 8 crash in Madang that left 28 dead and four survivors.
That was from the Aviation Safety Network- through Flight Safety Foundation statistics on aircraft accidents in PNG since 2000. Last week’s Madang crash was the worst with 28 deaths followed by another PNG Airlines aircraft DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, which crashed in 2009 at Kokoda that saw 13 people killed.
The other aircraft accidents listed on the Aviation Safety Network are a North Coast Aviation owned Islander which crashed in April, 2000, at Bapi Airport that left four dead; an Islands Airways owned Islander, crashed in December, 2002, near Teptep that left eight dead; an Airlines PNG Twin Otter crashed in July, 2004, near Ononge leaving two people killed; a MAF owned Twin Otter crashed in February, 2005, near Wobegon two killed; an Airlink owned Bandeirante crashed in March, 2007, near Kandrian killing two; Airlines PNG owned Twin Otter crashed in August, 2009, near Kokoda killing 13; Trans Air owned Cessna crashed August, 2010, at Misima Airport, killing four; and the recent Airlines PNG Dash 8 in Madang with 28 killed.
Attempts to talk to the newly established Accidents Investigation Commission about the investigations that they had completed since 2008 were unsuccessful because their technical staff were at the crash site in Madang

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