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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:dinsdag 11 april 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Vloog voor:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Gehuurd van:Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Registratie: VH-PNB
Constructienummer: 26789/15344
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Madang Airport (MAG) (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Madang Airport (MAG/AYMD), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mendi Airport (MDU/AYMN), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
A C-47 transport plane was chartered to fly cargo from Madang to Mendi, Papua New Guinea. On the approach hydraulics were lost and the plane returned to Madang.
The plane was going to run off the end of the strip into Madang harbour, so the pilots pulled the pin on the rear wheel which caused the aircraft to veer to the left and into the mangroves.
The C-47 was withdrawn from use at Madang. It was used for fire practices and scrapped in 1978.

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photo of Douglas-C-47B-15-DK-VH-PNB
accident date: 11-04-1972
type: Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
registration: VH-PNB

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Madang Airport en Mendi Airport bedraagt 257 km (161 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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