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One down in PNG today - C402C, VH-TSI

Old 5th Aug 2020, 21:50
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There has been a few aircraft go down over the last few years that havenít been immediately found even with Australiaís assistant.

A Hevilift Long Ranger & NCA Islander come to mind.

MH370 might be in the Highlands
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Old 5th Aug 2020, 22:34
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Otherwise why would the occasional refugee boat sneak through?
Maybe because most are wood?
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Old 7th Aug 2020, 11:51
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Breaking News!

The Director of Protocol to the Prime Minister's office Ms. Julie Wapo was arrested and charged with her involvement in the Drug Syndicate plane crash.

The story suggests that Wapo was carefully chosen for the position to mislead the Prime Minister.

She will sing a song that will make dozens run for cover (if she lives long enough)
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Old 7th Aug 2020, 22:58
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The pilot concerned perhaps never thought that maybe they weren’t supposed to survive this exercise.
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Old 9th Aug 2020, 12:09
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Old 9th Aug 2020, 12:46
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I wonder if Hevilift's AW139 (HCG) that arrived in CNS this afternoon from PNG got a going over?
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Old 9th Aug 2020, 23:15
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Duckman, thanks, interesting reading there.
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 01:58
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Originally Posted by Mumbai Merlin
I wonder if Hevilift's AW139 (HCG) that arrived in CNS this afternoon from PNG got a going over?
Why would that be the case?

Plenty of aircraft fly in and out of PNG on a regular basis.
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 04:13
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Squawk,

You are very wrong. The helicopter yesterday would have been the first NON essential movement since Covid restrictions started.
Medivac is allowed along with FIFO under strictly controlled conditions. Any RPT aircraft are freight only.
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 06:10
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Squawk,

You are very wrong. The helicopter yesterday would have been the first NON essential movement since Covid restrictions started.
Medivac is allowed along with FIFO under strictly controlled conditions. Any RPT aircraft are freight only.
Correct. Nobody said anything the purpose of the flight.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 04:05
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Alleged Aust smuggler pilot charged under Pandemic Act | Loop PNG

Pilot Cutmore has been charged with further offences, relating to Covid pandemic, money laundering, terror financing.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 10:24
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Originally Posted by DeRated
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.
Any chance of telling us non PNG guys about the Neil Brooker at Lake Murray incident. I knew Neil back in the 70s when he was doing his CPL.
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Lake Murray incident....

Send me a PM and I'll respond as it's off topic here.

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Old 13th Aug 2020, 06:00
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Start a new thread, I am sure a lot of us would love to read it..
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A sophisticated drug syndicate used covert flights, encrypted devices and false identities to import drugs from Papua New Guinea to northern Queensland, a Melbourne court has been told.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-...-bail/12554972

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Based on the latest media reports there may have been other flights?? Iíd also imagine that old mate who crashed the 402 isnít going to leave PNG anytime soon based on his recent charges.
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 15:04
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Originally Posted by DeRated
Lake Murray incident....

Send me a PM and I'll respond as it's off topic here.

Brian
Thanks PM sent.....I hope
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 09:58
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De Rated,,one more PM sent, thanks
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 07:33
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Official AIC pre-lim report


14th August 2020
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MEDIA RELEASE

PNG ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION COMMISSION RELEASES PRELIMINARY REPORT ON AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT NEAR PAPA-LEALEA, CENTRAL PROVINCE

The Chief Commissioner of the PNG Accident Investigation Commission (AIC), Mr. Hubert Namani today announced the public release of a Preliminary Report on the investigation regarding the aircraft accident occurred on 26th July 2020, involving a Cessna 402C aircraft registered VH-TSI near Papa-Lealea, Central Province.
Mr. Namani said “On 26th August 2020 at 12:46 local time, a twin-engine Cessna 402 aircraft Australian registration VH-TSI impacted trees during an aborted take-off at an uncommissioned field near Papa-Lealea, Central Province.”
Mr. Namani explained that “At about 09:30 that day, the aircraft departed Mareeba, Queensland, Australia and tracked towards the North North-East with a track set slightly left of Jacksons International Airport. The pilot stated that after departure, he switched off the transponder.
“According to the pilot statement, as he approached the uncommissioned field for landing, the outboard section of the left wing was clipped by a tree and separated from the aircraft and he managed to continue with the approach and touched down on the field at about 12:20.
“The pilot stated that the aircraft was refuelled and loaded with cargo by persons waiting on the ground.
“The pilot also stated that the field offered enough distance for take-off and at about 12:40, he commenced his take-off roll from the Southern end of the field. However, as the aircraft took off, he noticed that the airspeed indicator was not working and that the aircraft could not achieve a positive rate of climb. The pilot subsequently aborted the take-off and the aircraft touched down about 850 m into the field, colliding with trees during its landing roll.”
The pilot reported he was the sole occupant of the aircraft, and sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.
The AIC became aware of the occurrence at around 18:00 local time the day of the accident and subsequently contacted Papua New Guinea Air Services Limited (ASL), being informed by ASL that all PNG registered aircraft were accounted for. However, ASL advised AIC that they received an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) distress signal and provided the ELT distress coordinates to the AIC.
A team of investigators was dispatched to the area, locating the crash site on the morning of 27th July 2020. When AIC investigators arrived, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) police along with Australian Federal Police (AFP) were already at the site conducting police inquiries. The AIC investigators subsequently commenced an onsite investigation.


Mr. Namani explained: “The AIC is a Statutory organisation independent from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of PNG (CASA PNG), providers of air services and providers of aviation related services, as established by Section 6(c) of the Civil Aviation Act 2000 (As Amended), and aligned with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.”
17/2020
14th August 2020

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Old 15th Aug 2020, 09:29
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According to the pilot statement, as he approached the uncommissioned field for landing, the outboard section of the left wing was clipped by a tree and separated from the aircraft
So they refuelled and loaded an aeroplane that had lost part of a wing during the preceding landing?
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