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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67803
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DO27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier Do-27A-4
Owner/operator:Wirui Air Services
Registration: VH-SHB
MSN: 488
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sassoia, East Sepik -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Sassoia Mission
Destination airport:Yangoru
Crashed in heavily timbered mountains when engine failed after takeoff. Pilot Father Larry Zampese, Father Desmond McKenna and Chief Girl Guides Commissioner Mary Lawler died.

The Canberra Times 1 July 1967, p9


Photo of VH-SHB courtesy

Wapenamanda (AYWD / WBM)
; (c) Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)

Revision history:

06-Aug-2009 12:13 Anon. Added
06-Aug-2009 12:15 harro Updated
26-Jan-2010 12:11 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
26-Jan-2010 23:43 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Jan-2010 12:08 TB Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Source]
12-Dec-2010 15:49 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jul-2012 00:39 Anon. Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2012 10:46 TB Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2019 18:39 TB Updated [Source]

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