Old 18th Aug 2019, 01:34
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chimbu warrior
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I recall that the RAAF pranged a Caribou at Eliptamin, after mistaking it for Telefomin, but also recall that they stripped down the airframe and slung it out beneath a Chinook (several sorties).

As for the description of the strip and approach, well that could apply to 100 different places. Tail wheel is correct in that the PNGDF never operated Caribous, and also the only airframe left there would be the one in the Kudjeru.

There was a civilian Caribou that crashed in the 90's (P2-VTC) near Tabubil, but that was after the failure of one engine and then melt down of the other engine. The terrain and approach description does not fit Tabubil.
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