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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 14 April 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:Talair
Registration: P2-RDS
C/n / msn: 110355
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Goroka Gap (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madang Airport (MAG/AYMD), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Goroka Airport (GKA/AYGA), Papua New Guinea
Flightnumber: 709
Narrative:
The Embraer Bandeirante impacted mountainous terrain as the aircraft neared Goroka Airport through the Goroka Gap.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Flight International
» Scramble 156


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Distance from Madang Airport to Goroka Airport as the crow flies is 106 km (66 miles).

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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