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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 30 März 2007
Zeit:05:23
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Fluggesellschaft:Airlink
Kennzeichen: P2-ALU
Werknummer: 110232
Baujahr: 1979
Betriebsstunden:39962
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:43756
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:27 km (16.9 Meilen) E of Kandrian (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Hoskins Airport (HKN/AYHK), Papua Neuguinea
Flugnummer: 304
Unfallbericht:
An Embraer 110 Bandeirante was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. Both pilots were killed.
The airplane, registered P2-ALU, departed Jackson’s Airport, Port Moresby, at 04:02 on a freight run with newspapers and general cargo. The flight was due to land at Hoskins and Rabaul. An area forecast for the flight indicated that there were areas of rain and scattered cloud from 1500-5000 feet with deteriorating conditions forecast for the period between 0400-0800 hours.
Last radio contact with the flight was at 05:06 when the crew advised Port Moresby Flight Service that they were overhead Maran.
The airplane was declared missing when it failed to arrive at Hoskins and the wreckage was located later that day in a wooded area at an elevation of 238 m.
An investigation revealed that the right engine had been shut down and the fire extinguisher for the engine had been activated. However, there was no evidence of in-flight fire in the engine. The airplane descended below the en-route lowest safe altitude of 8,300 feet. At some point the undercarriage was extended. In total darkness, at 05:23, the airplane struck tree tops on gentle sloping terrain. The right wing broke off and the aircraft slid for another 300 m before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

The reason the crew were unable to maintain level flight above the en-route lowest safe altitude with one engine inoperative, and subsequently impacted terrain, could not be determined.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIC PNG
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 years and 8 months
Accident number: AIC 07-1002
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Pilots killed in air crash (Post-Courier, 2-4-2007)


Sicherheitsempfehlungen

PNG AIC issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Fotos

photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-P2-ALU
accident date: 30-03-2007
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: P2-ALU
photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-P2-ALU
accident date: 30-03-2007
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: P2-ALU
photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-VH-XFO
accident date: 30-03-2007
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: VH-XFO
 

Map
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-Jackson Field to Hoskins Airport as the crow flies is 563 km (352 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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