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Air Sanga PNG - Twin Otter crash 1st Dec 2020

Old 1st Jan 2021, 01:06
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Or if they do go by bush in PNG, then it's been taken over by helicopters nowadays that don't have so many minima requirements
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 01:21
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Then track 5nm out to sea where I could safely descend through cloud, to become visual at 800' and track round the coast to approach the Field from the east!
You sure about that? Although my memory is unreliable I don't recall any sea in the immediate vicinity to the east of AYPY. Lots of terrain though.
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 01:27
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Helifix web site shows the Turbine DC3 is still a future project. That will keep the lads busy with bush skills.

If I was CASA chief, all f/w companies would require a C-185 for all new comers to the cut their teeth on first! (dreaming)

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 05:49
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when I was stuck over a solid overcast headed back to Moresby from the 'Jungles' and had to to a DME homing which enabled me to fly directly overhead the aid.
Then track 5nm out to sea where I could safely descend through cloud, to become visual at 800' and track round the coast to approach the Field from the east!
Note I said headed back from the '*Jungles' chimbu warrior. Specifically Kagi, which was somewhere about 045 degrees from Moresby. So flying back to Moresby was a SW track which took you straight out to sea once past Jackson Field. But then follow the coast around and approach from the South. Not the East; My mistake.

* The description 'The Jungles' was a Douglas Airways Pilots term for the Naoro, Manari, Efogi, Manumu, Bodinumu and Kagi airstrips. They were all within a few minutes flight time of each other, some actually being in the circuit area of another.

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Old 4th Jan 2021, 06:15
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AIC 20-1006 PRELIMINARY REPORT
Preliminary Reports | AIC


Extensive damage, Nose compressed, left hand wing root destroyed, engine prop damage,
Unlikely to fly out due to spar damage etc
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 21:05
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Interesting.. on take off assumed it was landing.. same result really
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 12:56
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Still there?
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 12:45
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Still there. Rumour I heard was waiting for insurance payout before Hevilift use the Mil to lift it out.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 16:01
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Has Heli Niugini got any operational Mi-8s left in PNG?
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Old 20th May 2021, 09:19
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Any news on the Twin Otter being removed.?

Perhaps the Boeing Vertol can lift the machine out; not sure how many Mil'8 are left in PNG?
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Old 20th May 2021, 09:23
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Facebook page from last week shows Air Sangas sole remaining aircraft, Twin Otter, fairly well bogged and being towed out by the masses......
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 13:02
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Almost 9 months and still not recovered !
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 10:28
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Originally Posted by Kagamuga View Post
Almost 9 months and still not recovered !
Who owns it?

Surely it was insured?
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 04:53
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14 months (Dec 2020) on the side of an airstrip ?
Recovery is either too difficult or not worth the money... ?
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 05:58
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Otter or their data plates are always worth the money.

Iím guessing compensation or insurance problems
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 07:49
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Iím surprised a certain operator in PNG hasnít bought the wreck from the insurance company and recovered it with their Mil-8 for a rebuild.

I know they done something similar out of West Papua many years ago. There was a bit of a funny story to the recovery that I wonít elaborate on here.
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 08:30
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I think the Otter is in fact a Hevilft - Skytek lease aircraft. ?? Not sure..
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The final reports is not good news for the Operator.

Missing paperwork, Over-temp engines, underspeed props, non compliance with SOP's, and operating outside the AFM take-off procedure.

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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 21:58
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The airframe is parked out the front of the Hevilift Hangar.

Mil8 recovered it
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Old 4th Jun 2022, 22:29
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Location of hangar? Mt. Hagen or Port Moresby ?
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