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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 30 mars 2007
Heure:05:23
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Compagnie:Airlink
Immatriculation: P2-ALU
Numéro de série: 110232
Année de Fabrication: 1979
Heures de vol:39962
Cycles:43756
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:27 km (16.9 milles) E of Kandrian (   Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 238 m (781 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
Aéroport de destination:Hoskins Airport (HKN/AYHK), Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
Numéro de vol: 304
Détails:
An Embraer 110 Bandeirante was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. Both pilots were killed.
The airplane, registered P2-ALU, departed Jackson’s Airport, Port Moresby, at 04:02 on a freight run with newspapers and general cargo. The flight was due to land at Hoskins and Rabaul. An area forecast for the flight indicated that there were areas of rain and scattered cloud from 1500-5000 feet with deteriorating conditions forecast for the period between 0400-0800 hours.
Last radio contact with the flight was at 05:06 when the crew advised Port Moresby Flight Service that they were overhead Maran.
The airplane was declared missing when it failed to arrive at Hoskins and the wreckage was located later that day in a wooded area at an elevation of 238 m.
An investigation revealed that the right engine had been shut down and the fire extinguisher for the engine had been activated. However, there was no evidence of in-flight fire in the engine. The airplane descended below the en-route lowest safe altitude of 8,300 feet. At some point the undercarriage was extended. In total darkness, at 05:23, the airplane struck tree tops on gentle sloping terrain. The right wing broke off and the aircraft slid for another 300 m before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

The reason the crew were unable to maintain level flight above the en-route lowest safe altitude with one engine inoperative, and subsequently impacted terrain, could not be determined.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIC PNG
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 years and 8 months
Accident number: AIC 07-1002
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Pilots killed in air crash (Post-Courier, 2-4-2007)


Opérations de secours

PNG AIC issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Photos

photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-P2-ALU
accident date: 30-03-2007
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: P2-ALU
photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-P2-ALU
accident date: 30-03-2007
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: P2-ALU
photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-VH-XFO
accident date: 30-03-2007
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: VH-XFO
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Port Moresby-Jackson Field et Hoskins Airport est de 563 km (352 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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