CFIT Accident Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante P2-ALX, Thursday 17 June 1999
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Date:Thursday 17 June 1999
Time:08:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:Airlink
Registration: P2-ALX
MSN: 110210
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:20 km ESE of Goroka -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ)
Destination airport:Goroka Airport (GKA/AYGA)
Narrative:
The Airlink Bandeirante departed Nadzab at 08:20 for a flight to Goroka.
While descending for Goroka at 08:52 the aircraft crashed. The wreck was spotted by a helicopter at about 11:00 at an altitude of 8500 feet.
This is the second fatal crash involving Airlink in less than a year. In January 1999, a Britten Norman Islander crashed soon after takeoff from Hoskins killing all 11 people on board.

Sources:

bsmith@octa4.net.au
PNG Independent Online
Post Courier
The Age
Tommy Maurer

Statistics

  • 17th worst accident in 1999
  • 8th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Sydney-Kingsford Smith Airport, NSW (SYD); May 1990

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