Lat 8° 39' 0S Long 143° 31' 0E Kiwai Island is located at the mouth of the Fly River. Also know as "Iasa".
Jack Lane reports:
"While setting up navigation base stations for oil exploration. We were pushing through the jungle and came across a small 'runway'.
Also the wrecks of at least two aircraft, one
in good condition in the middle 1960's. Low-wing military plane, single radial
engine. Looking into the cockpit, there were two seats, don't remember seeing
any markings. I was told that there was another plane, crashed in the jungle
not far away, but hard to get to in the swampy jungle. We could only travel easily
where they had bridging."
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
February 4, 2018