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ATSB Report Baron P2-GKN crashed 19 July 1980 Mendi to Tari in PNG

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ATSB Report Baron P2-GKN crashed 19 July 1980 Mendi to Tari in PNG

Old 9th Oct 2020, 04:48
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ATSB Report Baron P2-GKN crashed 19 July 1980 Mendi to Tari in PNG

Two questions. There used to be a long running thread with the title PNG Ples Bilong Tok Tok. The thread seems to have has disappeared and I can't find it on either of the two Australian PPRuNe forums. Any suggestions welcomed.
Secondly.
On 19 July 1980 a Beech Baron, PNG registration P2-GKN flown by Ray Hoffman, crashed en-route Tari to Mendi. A relative of the pilot wishes to read the official accident report. Not certain if it was a PNG authored accident report or ATSB. Tried Google but no luck. Again, any links would be appreciated.
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PNG Ples Bilong Tok Tok
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 05:14
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Balus Vol III, pages 157-158 makes mention of the accident.
Ray Hoffman was considered very experienced with over 5,000 hours and highly regarded.
An interesting read.
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Centaurus check your PM's.
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Allen L. Thanks for the link. Now to settle down for a good read. I first saw PNG in 1953 from 15,000 ft overflying in a Lincoln bomber of the RAAF No. 10 Squadron en route Townsville to Momote. The airstrip at Momote was 5200 ft long in those days and with no takeoff performance charts it was a case of crossing fingers and hope to reach flying speed before the end. There were several Douglas Dauntless dive bombers in various states of decay still around the edge of the airstrip. Last trip to Momote for me was 1976 in VH-CAT the F27 of the DCA Flying Unit on navaid calibration. A lot of memories in between.
Chimbu Warrior. Read your PM. Thanks a million. It filled in the gaps of my knowledge of that tragic accident
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