Date & Time: Jul 29, 2004 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Port Moresby - Ononge
Papua New Guinea
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While descending to Ononge, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and decided to divert to the Yongai Airfield located about 27 km northeast of Ononge. Few minutes later, while cruising at an altitude of 2,286 metres in clouds, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain. Rescuers arrived on scene a day later. The loadmaster was seriously injured while both pilots were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain.