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One down in PNG today - C402C, VH-TSI

Old 30th Jul 2020, 02:24
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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, 10:09
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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, 10:13
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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, 10:21
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Wreck looks like a text book “Neil Brooker - Lake Murray special”.

Unknowingly the nose locker on his 402 was grossly overloaded (he claimed to be away from the aircraft at the time of loading so didn’t notice), but It was all too late when he got to the end of the strip, pulled back and nothing happened...

Just proves that you shouldn’t be chatting up the village meris while the boys overload your balus.💃🏿
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 14:06
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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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Old 30th Jul 2020, 21:51
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Neil Brooker - Lake Murray special”.
Heavens, that was at least 40 years ago? I don't think that was at Lake Murray, maybe Suki?

Note the Port prop on that C402C - appears to me that engine was not operating at the time of the prang - EFATO?

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Old 30th Jul 2020, 22:13
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Heavens, that was at least 40 years ago? I don't think that was at Lake Murray, maybe Suki?

Note the Port prop on that C402C - appears to me that engine was not operating at the time of the prang - EFATO?
Neil will be pleased to see is name up in lights. And yes, lake Murray as I recall.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 23:46
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TSI memories

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Out of curiosity, who operates TSI these days?

She used to be based in TSV with Inland Pacific back in the day.
Not a bad balus by all accounts. Sad to see how she's ended up.


TSI was a pretty good bus when Hinterland operated her out of Cairns around 10 years ago. A shame to see how she’s ended up.
I first came across TSI in Kununurra in 1996 when owned by Skywest Aviation. She had a Robinson STOL kit fitted with adjustable C of G, upgraded brakes and 4 stages of flaps. She was HORRIBLE. We all hated flying her. Best memories was over the top in the Otter waiting for John ? to land in TSI. Heard an “oh ****” over the radio. ( this is memories here so give. me some latitude if I’m not technically 100%) After landing it expired that the flap cable tensions were all wrong, one of cables either snapped or a pulley pulled out. Either way he ended up with 40 flap on the right and SFA on the left, short finals at night. He did a great job and got it in. Poor bugger was fairly white from memory. His reward was having his name put on the CARTON-PENALTY-LIST for Friday night beer for nearly getting killed.

TSI followed me to Darwin after that. We had 2 C402 and they only needed one, so they asked me to write a report on which one should go. Needless to say we did not keep TSI.

I was always surprised at how badly that STOL kit screwed up a good aircraft. It didn’t add much TKOF/ LDG benefit and the brakes were absolutely awful. Leather pads on a wagon would have been better..

RIP.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 02:55
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Neil Brooker - Lake Murray special

25th March 1983

I was the second SAR to arrive at Lake Murray after a twotter from Tabubil.

ELCOM had just installed power lines near the western threshold which effectively restricted the strip to one way. As a sequence of electricity being supplied to Lake Murray a portable generator was being freighted out. This was loaded into the front of the 402 (P2-GKA) instead of the cabin.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 03:23
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https://postcourier.com.pg/investiga...-plane-starts/

Reports of high level police involvement
Reports of political party involvement
Airstrip was cleared and made operational by Australia for APEC 2018 drone operations
$500 mill USD or K1.5 billion involved

Cast of thousands !!!

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Old 31st Jul 2020, 03:27
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All roberies in PNG are generally termed "inside job"
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Where is JW and Citation when you need him!
keeping a low profile. L9l
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Probably enough evidence for CASA Australia to throw the rule book at him as well, that’s if he ever returns to Australia.

I would also imagine that he will face some pretty serious charges in PNG with regards to the alleged cargo on board, should get a few years in Bomana if the PNG justice system can get their case together. In some other countries he would be on death row for this behaviour.

What’s the aviation background of the pilot? It would appear that he has some reasonable experience considering the circumstances.
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Check your PM MM.
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Duck, check your PM
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 16:36
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Google Earth shows no strip in 2015 and a 700m strip in 2017, ie someone would have noticed this. The 2017 image shows plenty of wheel marks and the current media pic shows it's been lengthened to 950m - exciting for a full 402C on a hot day.
Definitely a poorly planned little operation, even the aircraft was not destroyed.
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Olsem wanem wanpela C420C??????????????????????
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Netflix deal already signed.Tom Hanks to play the pilot!( He has "movie" flying experience already)
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