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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Fecha:miércoles 12 julio 1995
Hora:ca 08:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Milne Bay Air
Registración: P2-MBI
Numéro de série: 275
Año de Construcción: 1969
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2 km (1.3 milles) E of Alotau-Gurney Airport (GUR) (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Alotau-Gurney Airport (GUR/AYGN), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dagura, Papúa Nueva Guinea
Descripción:
Shortly after takeoff for a flight to Dagura, the Twin Otter crashed out of control in a steep dive in shallow water, 2 km from the runway. An investigation by the Australian Bureau of Air Safety Investigations revealed an explosion and fire occurred shortly after takeoff, causing the electrical system to fail. The fire's source probably was the terminal board between the inverters and control relay. Kerosene carried in passenger luggage in the Twin Otter's aft cargo hold possibly began leaking and was possibly ignited by faulty or age-deteriorated electrical wiring.

Fuentes:
» Flight International 27.11 - 3 December 1996
» Haarlems Dagblad 13.7.95
» Scramble 195(54)


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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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