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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 5 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Regional Air
Registration: P2-KSG
C/n / msn: 509
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Sturt Island (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Sturt Island, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Twin Otter P2-KSG prepared to depart to from the Sturt Island airstrip. Runway 14/32 is a 780 m long grassed red clay airstrip, which can only be used for takeoff in one direction. Control was lost when the pilot tried to avoid some puddles while attempting to takeoff from runway 14.

Sources:
» Scramble 300
» Tactical Airfield Guide Regional / Australian Defence Force


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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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