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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:lunes 28 agosto 1972
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operador:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registración: A4-233
Numéro de série: 233
Año de Construcción: 1965
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 29
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Kudjero Gap (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lae Airfield, Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Hit ridge of a valley in poor weather.
The aircraft was transporting school army cadets back to Port Moresby on completion of a training camp. Passengers included cadets and teachers (all but one from a Catholic college in Moresby). Four students were located away from the crash site the 5th survivor was recovered at the crash site but later died a Wau due to injuries.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lae Airfield to Port Moresby-Jackson Field as the crow flies is 301 km (188 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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DHC-4 Caribou

  • 307 built
  • 49th loss
  • 23rd accidente fatal
  • 2nd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 4th worst accident (actualmente)
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 Papúa Nueva Guinea
  • 3rd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 5th worst accident (actualmente)
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