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One down in PNG today - C402C, VH-TSI

Old 27th Jul 2020, 07:30
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One down in PNG - Sunday 27th July - C402C, VH-TSI

Reports filtering through suggest a C402C, registered VH-TSI has crashed in Central Province, Port Moresby, on Sunday 27th July
The registration is current on the Australian register with a Port Moresby owner.

Various reports suggest illegal flight and drug residue being located. The aircraft owner is a well known Port Moresby business man.

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Old 27th Jul 2020, 08:30
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NOTAM just issued - ELB radiating from crash site.

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Here’s a link from the Post Courier in POM


https://postcourier.com.pg/plane-cra...-port-moresby/

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Anyone know where Fred Martens is these day?
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I think it is rather interesting that an aircraft can be flying around inside the Port Moresby Control Zone pretty much on the approach path to runway 14, and go un-noticed.
Regardless of Transponder and/or ADSB (if fitted) being turned off, would there not be a primary paint.

It's about time CASA PNG just told operators if you want to fly in PNG you must have ADSB and serviceable and switched ON at all times. Probably would enhance safety.
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NOTAM just issued - ELB radiating from crash site.

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There’s one for old mate LeadSled.
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Flight Radar 24 shows TSI departing Mareeba northbound around 0930 local Sunday morning. Apparently still had some life in the transponder at that stage!
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Here’s another article from the Post Courier.

https://postcourier.com.pg/burnt-rem...f-plane-found/


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Old 27th Jul 2020, 22:08
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From EMTV

https://emtv.com.pg/plane-crash-unde...sgjqXObUQXQB6U


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TSI

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.

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AVLEASE Pty Ltd is listed as operator. PO Box at Alice Springs. Anyone know who runs AVLEASE?
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Beached ... Look at the CASA register !


A picture of the the person believed to be the pilot is posted on Facebook. with the comment that he has been smuggling gold, gemstones, and weapons for years ????
Comments on Facebook are about as believable as comments on YouTube videos.
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Australian Federal Police are at the scene of the abandoned aircraft.
The Aussie High Commission advises the pilot is an Australian.
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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 **** 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.
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[QUOTE=beached az;10847760]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.
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Good Intel. So Maraba took over from Geoffrey Bull when he died/ was killed last year by the sound of that. Avlease definitely a smokescreen.The paperwork only starts January this year.
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TBL Warrier, that Google Maps image is that the actual airfield? Looks like it could be an old WW2 strip but a Google search doesn't come up with anything. I remember a strip north west of POM, I think it was Rorona Rogers, that had some Airacobras parked on the side but largely intact from the air, that we would fly over back in the 80s but I'm pretty sure it wasn't that one

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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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Originally Posted by Duck Pilot
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 **** 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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