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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:06 am

Dont have a lot of informayion was just on the news our prayers with the families of the people on board.

Plane carrying 32 crashes in PNG

[Edited 2011-10-13 10:14:22 by SA7700]
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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:07 am

What a shame, lets hope for all the survivors.
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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:35 am

Watching this on Lateline right now. There were 32 people on board -- potentially 4 survivors. No word on cause yet, but there is a chance that fire played a role.

RIP to all those on board -- locals think many of the pax may have been on their way to a graduation ceremony, which is tragic for those families.
 
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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:06 pm

There appears to be 4 survivors including both pilots the other 28 have sadly left us.

It appears to be Airlines PNG flight CG1600 operating POM-LAE-MAG. It crashed approaching Madang weather was reported to be "extremely bad weather".

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/w...eport/story-e6freoox-1226166239176

Condolences go out to those lost and their families.
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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:58 pm

Here is the AvHerald article on this crash, which is reporting four unconfirmed survivors and that the plane was spotted on fire, but that it caught fire upon impact (per the PNG AIC)...

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4446e933&opt=0

RIP to the victims, condolences to their families
 
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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:17 pm

The ill-fated aircraft.....

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Thoughts and prayers to the victims and kin.   

Flightglobal reports that the rest of their Dash 8-100s are grounded.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...rashes-in-papua-new-guinea-363395/


Wonder how this would affect the merger with Air Niugini?

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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:34 pm

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Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:56 pm

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 5):
Flightglobal reports that the rest of their Dash 8-100s are grounded.....

Typical a knee jerk reaction after a crash in those countries. These older Dash 8s have a great safety record, it sounds more like a CFIT in bad weather.
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RE: Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:40 pm

Sad day.........all the flying i have done in PNG i was always skeptical of AirlinesPNG, they never gave me a warm fuzzy
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RE: Dash 8 Crash In Papua New Guinea

Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:11 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 7):
Typical a knee jerk reaction after a crash in those countries. These older Dash 8s have a great safety record, it sounds more like a CFIT in bad weather.

Perhaps but the PNG CAA have reported the aircraft sent out a distress call, that tends not to happen in CFIT accidents.
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