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One down in PNG today - C402C, VH-TSI

Old 29th Jul 2020, 03:02
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 04:59
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister has ordered Australian and PNG police to investigate....

https://postcourier.com.pg/pm-orders...crash-landing/
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 05:07
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AFP didn't need the PM to be investigating of course! Lot of bluster happening right now. Real story yet to emerge
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For all you who reckon that was a nice plane...who the hell bent the rear door? The thing couldn't close properly and always had a inch gap in it - completely serviceable of course. Used to freak the punters out sitting next to it. Many won't miss that thing.
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 11:56
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40 + year old 402, it would have already been crashed, overload many times, crash landed by incompetent pilots, thousands of over weight pax on it and all the rest of it and you donít expect the door to be straight.....

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Duck Pilot. None of the 402’s I’ve flown fall into that category!
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 12:17
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AVLEASE PTY LTD in Alice Springs is not a 'smokescreen" in the usual sense.

But it was misused by shady characters.

AVLEASE owner/director also runs NORTHERN TERRITORY AIR SERVICES . Legit business.

AVLEASE boss Ian Scheyer said today he had been approached to do an airworthy when VH-TSI changed hands two years ago.

That never happened.VHS-TSI was flown to Mareeba and sat on the ground for a couple of years without paperwork.

Shouldn't have been flying.

On the PNG end, RACENSPOL no 69 was run by GEOFFREY BULL until last year when he allegedly was murdered by his business partner.

This person is of Chinese-Central province mix. Anyone know his name?

(Bull by the way a dreadful crook with very shady past, despite being president of political party founded by former Prime Minister Wingti)
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 12:55
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What the hell has a bend door got to do with a drug runner running illegal shit into PNG!!!

Moving along, rumours are that a few PNG business people and a couple PNG politicians may be associated with this incident, based on some of the stuff floating around on other social media forums. Google is your friend!
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 13:23
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Guns and ammunition are currency in PNG,

I believe the aircraft owners business partner "accidently" died in a hail of bullets, some 30 rounds or so. Mr Bull was connected to the National Party. The other limiting factor is Avgas. So Mareeba to another part of Northern Australia and refuel from a drum or two or three and fill up or take it with you and land on a remote strip. All the plastic jerry cans pictured at the accident site would suggest fairly good flight planning.. You then have a considerable radius of action. If the aircraft refuelled at Mareeba then its a key lock bowser unless from drums on a trailer.

The aircraft owner is the key to the whole story. What are the odds of a person stealing an Australian registered aircraft owned by a PNG national company and having it crash on your door step??

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Old 29th Jul 2020, 13:36
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This photo

has appeared on Facebook, social media platform, make of it what you will.....
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Sounds like a similar plot to the Aerostar that mysteriously exploded at Tamworth back in August 1989. Fitted with long range fuel tanks and ahead of its time with a LRN system, it was rumoured to disappear in the dark of night to remote areas in the North of Australia.

The family of the owner were in court 2 years later on charges related to a $5million drug ring. They were acquitted. The Father retired from Cathay and claimed they had money because he brought a suitcase containing $1.25 million in cash back to Australia when he retired.

I guess he was an ĎAí scaler
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 23:07
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******** One thing is for certain, the AFP will be watching this thread closely, ********

Lol, coz the AFP get all their intel from PPRuNe threads!
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 23:15
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TBL,

Well done, great pic!
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 00:46
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https://www.thenational.com.pg/pilot-found-charged/



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Cutmore was imprisoned in NZ for smuggling parrots by light plane from RCL to MTA in 1993. The (alleged) career progression to higher value contraband shows initiative?
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Slightly off topic, but the northern borders are still wide open.
Reminds me of a case back in the early '80's, a young pilot from Melbourne travelled to Cairns, hired a Piper Arrow from the Nth Queensland Aero Club, and flew to Horn Island, refuelled then popped accross to Daru to pick up some mates of his who were UK citizens not wanting to leave Aus. They left Aus flew to Port Moresby then to Daru. Waited for the Arrow to arrive to smuggle them back into Aus.
All came unstuck when Customs or Police were holding a training session that day at Daru....
Nth Qld Aero Club had to fly to PNG to retrieve their aircraft.
The same pilot was later accused but not charged with flying under West Gate bridge in Melbourne.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 03:24
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An "official" leak from POM this morning suggest the Australian Federal Police knew about the whole deal from start to finish. Monitoring the whole process.
It's all about the "connections"
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 11:09
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ex ABC: Australian pilot detained in PNG over mystery plane crash allegedly......

ABC link here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-...crash/12508584

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Old 30th Jul 2020, 11:13
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No reflection on the people of that nation but PNG is still living in the stone age in some respects.

How could someone grade an old wartime strip less than 20 km from Port Moresby and not be noticed?

So this guy flies under the RADAR (literally) with his transponder turned off and no-ones the wiser except he crashed and burned,

I have a mate that flies for Air Nuigini, I'll try to get the real rumors on this story.

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Old 30th Jul 2020, 15:06
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So, with no refueling facilities, I guess it’s safe to assume that this was an inbound freight flight.?

Assuming that being the case, one wonders what was on board the aircraft. I doubt it was drugs because the customer base in Oz has a far far higher disposable income.

Only thing of universal value I know of in PNG are guns. What’s a feasibly overloaded 402 carry? 1000 kg? On a $$/kg basis, guns and ammo are relatively low value and high risk in Oz.

This “adventure” makes no sense. It will be interesting to learn the real reason for the flight.
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