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ABC News 2011

Pilot  Captain Bill Spencer (survived)
Co-Pilot  First Officer Campbell Wagstaff (survived)
Flight Attendant  ? (survived)
Passengers  28 killed, 1 survived

Crashed  October 13, 2011

Aircraft History
Built by de Havilland Canada. Constructors Number 125. This aircraft made a first test flight on November 4, 1988. Initially registered as C-GETI.

Operated by Great China Airlines with registration B-15203 from December 9, 1988. It went to New Zealand in 1995 where it was registered as ZK-NES and operated by Ansett New Zealand, Qantas New Zealand and Origin Pacific Airways. On August 21, 2003 operated by Airlines PNG and registered in Papua New Guinea as P2-MCJ.

Flight History
On October 13, 2011 took off from Nadzab Airport on a flight bound for Madang Airport. This aircraft crashed approximately 20km south of Madang on October 13, 2011. The aircraft ignited, subsequently killing 28 of the 32 on board. Both pilots, the flight attendant and one passenger survived the crash.

References - C/N 125
ABC News - 'Survivor Details Escape from Burning Plane' (October 14, 2011)
ABC News - 'Plane Crash Survivors Flown to PNG Capital' (October 15, 2011)
ABC News - 'Airlines PNG Modifies its Dash-8 Aircraft After Fatal Plane Crash in Madang in 2011' (June 17, 2014)

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Last Updated
December 24, 2018


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