Airplane Crash - Papua, New Guinea 08/28/1972

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Papua, New Guinea


Date08/28/1972
Time14:30
LocationPapua, New Guinea
OperatorMilitary - Royal Australian Air Force
RouteLae - Port Moresby
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
RegistrationA4-233
Aboard29
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryWhile traveling through a valley, the pilot reversed his course after the weather deteriorated. He began to climb but clipped trees just below a ridge, lost control of the aircraft and crashed. The pilot's error in judgement in not flying about the poor weather in the valley.

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