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Niugini Aviation crash at Tekin, PNG - 18 Jan 2022 - PAC750XL

Old 19th Jan 2022, 07:21
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Niugini Aviation crash at Tekin, PNG - 18 Jan 2022 - PAC750XL

Niugini Aviation PAC-750, registration P2-BWE has been involved in a landing accident in West Sepik area today. Tekin airfield

The aircraft would appear to be damaged beyond repair after apparently running off the end of the runway. 8 persons on board the flight from Kiunga to Tekin

No reported injuries or fatalities. PNG AIC has launced an investigation.

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PNG ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION COMMISSION TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION INTOA NIUGINI AVIATION SERVICES PAC 750 AIRCRAFTACCIDENTThe Chief Commissioner of the PNG Accident Investigation Commission (AIC), Mr. Hubert Namani today announced that the AIC commenced an investigation into an accident involving a PAC 750 aircraftat Tekin nce. Mr. Namani statedthat the AIC was notifiedat 11:20local time,today (18 January),by NiuSky Pacific about an accident involvingP2-BWE, a PAC 750 operated by Niugini Aviation Services. The aircraftreportedly ran off the airstrip boundaries during the landing roll andinto a ditchat about 9:30 this morning.The aircraft was conductinga chartght, from Kiunga, WesternProvinceto Tekin,SandaunProvince. There were eightpersons on-board, onepilotand sevenpassengers. According to the Operator, there were no injuries reported. The aircraft sustained significant damage.Mr. Namani added that in accordance with the Civil Aviation Act 2000 (as Amended) andpursuant toAnnex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, theAICisconducting a full investigationinto the accident to understand the circumstances and contributing factorsfor the purpose ofimproving aviation safety.Ateam of investigatorshas been dispatchedtothe accident site to conduct on-site activities. The AIC is an independent statutory agency in PNG charged with the responsibility of conducting international standard investigations into aviation accidents and incidents for the sole purpose of improving aviation safetyand not to apportion blame or liability to any person or organization. More information about the media release is available following the link below.
RAFTACCIDENTThe Chief Commissioner of the PNG Accident Investigation Commission (AIC), Mr. Hubert Namani today announced that the AIC commenced an investigation into an accident involving a PAC 750 aircraftat Tekin Airstrip, SandaunProvince. Mr. Namani statedthat the AIC was notifiedat 11:20local time,today (18 January),by NiuSky Pacific about an accident involvingP2-BWE, a PAC 750 operated by Niugini Aviation Services. The aircraftreportedly ran off the airstrip boundaries during the landing roll andinto a ditchat about 9:30 this morning.The aircraft was conductinga charter flight, from Kiunga, WesternProvinceto Tekin,SandaunProvince. There were eightpersons on-board, onepilotand sevenpassengers. According to the Operator, there were no injuries reported. The aircraft sustained significant damage.Mr. Namani added that in accordance with the Civil Aviation Act 2000 (as Amended) andpursuant toAnnex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, theAICisconducting a full investigationinto the accident to understand the circumstances and contributing factorsfor the purpose ofimproving aviation safety.Ateam of investigatorshas been dispatchedtothe accident site to conduct on-site activities. The AIC is an independent statutory agency in PNG charged with the responsibility of conducting international standard investigations into aviation accidents and incidents for the sole purpose of improving aviation safetyand not to apportion blame or liability to any person or organization. More information about the media release is available following the link

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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 03:32
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Tekin and Oksapmin are challenging at the best of times, however this time of the year with the Northwesterly wind flows the turbulence can be horrendous in the area out there.

Iíve been in a Twin Otter going into Oksapmin where I had absolutely no control of the aeroplane due to the turbulence, only solution was to take my hands of the controls and let the aeroplane fly itself, which it did a lot better than me. Once things settled down I was able to resume control.

The challengers of bush flying in the PNG highlands, sadly which isnít recognised much these days as much as it was years ago.

I know most of the pilots operating up there now are pretty experienced and havenít been operating in the area for 5 minutes, hence I believe it would be fair to assume that the accident was attributed to bad luck.

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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 03:48
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Never did get to go into either strip but Oksapmin was listed in the Douglas Airways One-way Strip book.

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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 12:53
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I would rate Tekin a few degrees more challenging than Oksapmin... I wonder what time of day it happened? The place was a mandatory check-in airstrip and taboo in the afternoons, once upon a time, due to the wind issues. I have sat at the top of the strip watching the windsock to time the takeoff there once when it was getting lively. Still ended up with full aileron control deflection and some rudder to pick up a dropping wing soon after getting airborne... The rotor turbulence there can be nasty... Pleased to hear that the tuff truck must have protected the occupants sufficiently on this occasion with no injuries reported!
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 21:28
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Year 2010 chart from MAF records.

Whilst the info is out of date the terrain and geography has not changed.
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Old 24th Jan 2022, 09:24
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Tekin is definitely a tricky strip in a tight valley with no room for error anywhere. It's reputation of having winds swirling from all directions is absolutely true and most seasoned aviators avoided it after lunch. Oksapmin, whilst it had winds all over the place in the afternoon, at least gave you a choice which ridgeline you flew towards after takeoff to avoid downdrafts. In the 80s there were T Shirts doing the rounds with " I landed at Tekin and survived". It was not said in jest. Glad they all walked away.
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 23:34
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And another one yesterday. 2 PAC750s side by side now at Tekin

Another one yesterday
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 01:24
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Iím sure this would make a great T-shirt also .
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