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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 30 maart 2007
Tijd:05:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Airlink
Registratie: P2-ALU
Constructienummer: 110232
Bouwjaar: 1979
Aantal vlieguren:39962
Aantal vluchten:43756
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:27 km (16.9 mijl) E of Kandrian (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hoskins Airport (HKN/AYHK), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vluchtnummer: 304
Beschrijving:
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

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


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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
 

Kaart
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 Port Moresby-Jackson Field en Hoskins Airport bedraagt 563 km (352 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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