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One down in PNG today - C402C, VH-TSI

Old 28th Jul 2020, 22:06
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Maisk Rotum. You may be thinking of Rogers Strip in Galley Reach? That strip is not Rogers.

I don't recall a strip being in that position and looking at the Facebook photos, it appears to be graded quite recently so may be a recent construction? Looks long enough for a C402, wonder what happened, U/C collapse?
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Old 28th Jul 2020, 23:20
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Bit more here https://news.pngfacts.com/2020/07/pn...ot-of.html?m=1

There is also a post on Facebook with an aerial photo of where the 402 ended up. Thought shit like this only happened in South America!

The story on this will be an interesting read and go down in the history books in a few years.
It was 42 1/2 years ago years since the Aero Commander N1935W
from Asia was intercepted by pure bad luck by a RAAF C130 near Katherine NT.

Google Life and times of Donald Tait.
Some good pics in there too... look at the livery on the fuselage

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1...ER00672_d.html
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 02:02
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Which is the referred to Facebook page?
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 03:59
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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, 04:07
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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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Old 29th Jul 2020, 10:29
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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, 10:56
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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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Old 29th Jul 2020, 11:14
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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, 11:17
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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, 11:55
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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, 12:23
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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, 12:36
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This photo

has appeared on Facebook, social media platform, make of it what you will.....
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 13:31
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Bougainville is warming up again and not for the better
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 14:49
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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, 19:37
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There ya go

Iíd put a slab itís the old Lealea strip
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 22:07
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Originally Posted by Mumbai Merlin View Post

******** 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, 22:15
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TBL,

Well done, great pic!
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 23:46
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https://www.thenational.com.pg/pilot-found-charged/



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Old 30th Jul 2020, 00:02
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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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Old 30th Jul 2020, 00:30
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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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