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Date:Friday 13 December 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Island Airways Ltd.
Registration: P2-CBB
MSN: 140
First flight: 1969-12-15 (33 years )
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near TepTep (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gohu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Madang Airport (MAG/AYMD), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Flew into a cliff during the inaugural flight from the newly constructed Gohu Airstrip in the rugged Finisterre Mountains.

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