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Old 13th Oct 2011, 09:18
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DASH 8 accident in PNG

just heard a rumour one went down near Madang , fatalities involved
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 09:23
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most likely this one

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heard there was a in flight fire, not much info out yet.
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 09:38
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Thumbs down

People from Madang confirmed it
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 10:02
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Apparently 3 miles off Madang in the water, rescue vessel's on the way. Hopefully all ok.
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Bet me to it, I heard about 15 miles south of Madang. Either way it sounds really bad 20 plus POB. If it's where I think it's gone in I think the salvage will be near impossible due to the depth of the water. Let's just hope and pray that there are some survivors.

Sad day for the aviation industry.
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Report is that 30 dead, only 4 survivors
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This is indeed a tragedy. The good news is that the crew are reported to be OK. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the pax.
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 10:42
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Dash was full of families going to Madang for the graduation ceremony tomorrow.
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Terrible news, prayers go out to all involved.

Is there a link to this report?
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 10:54
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Plane carrying 32 crashes in PNG - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

condolences to those affected.
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 10:55
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This is the first report in print.

Fatal turbo-prop crash near Madang reported | Plane Talking

ABC have just reported as a headline
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Tragedy. Just had it as a breaking news story confirming dead pax during PM Live on Sky News here in AUS.
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 11:56
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Both pilots, a PNG National and an expatriate, have survived, together with the hosty and only 1 passenger. Such tragedy and something that the industry, let alone Airlines PNG did not need.
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DASH 8 accident in PNG

Both pilots are expatriates, Male FA PNG Citizen
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 12:15
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Initials please?? Can someone PM. Concerned for a few at APNG...
 
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 12:19
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DASH 8 Accident in PNG

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Old 13th Oct 2011, 12:47
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Angry here we go again

Just as Kokoda is still fresh in our minds,we are now faced with this,another tragedy. So sad to hear this news.
I hate to say it but how much longer are APNG going to be allowed to stay airborn now.?....enough is enough SW & BA.

Thoughts & prayers with APNG crews (many are friends) & relatives of the lost ones.
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 12:54
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Bit early to sink the slipper in don't you think? The bodies aren't even cold and you want the airline pulled out of the air. How about waiting for some accurate facts to emerge, sh#t maybe even an investigation before sinking the boot into them?
Thoughts and condolences for all those mourning loved ones.
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Old 13th Oct 2011, 13:22
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The Sydney Telegraph reported....

"It is believed that a fire on board caused the crash."
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Happen to know the tech crew well. Both are highly respected pilots with very significant experience.

They like all the APNG dash tech crew I've meet are first rate. Very sad day for every person touched by this traggic accident.

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