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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Friday 30 August 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:Douglas Airways
Registration: P2-DNW
MSN: 67
First flight: 1969-04-28 (16 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) S of Kokoda Airport (KKD) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port Moresby-Jacksons International Airport (POM/AYPY), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Kokoda Airport (KKD), Papua New Guinea
The aircraft crashed into a wooded crevasse near False Pass at an elevation of 2,286 metres. in jungle.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Aviation News 4-17 October 1985
» The Canberra Times - 2 Sep 1985
» Flight International 25 January 1986
» Thomas Brügge
» The Canberra Times - 1 Sep 1985


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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 Port Moresby-Jacksons International Airport to Kokoda Airport as the crow flies is 83 km (52 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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