Accident Cessna TU206B Super Skywagon P2-MFI,
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Date:Thursday 16 September 1976
Type:Cessna TU206B Super Skywagon
Owner/operator:Missionary Aviation Fellowship
Registration: P2-MFI
MSN: U206-0854
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Yenkis (Yankisa) (YEQ) -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Yankisa (YEQ)
Destination airport:Kumbwareta
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Bound for Kumbwareta in the Yuat River area about 40 km north of Mt Hagen, the heavily loaded aircraft took off from Yankisa but instead of orbiting as per normal procedure to gain altitude before setting course the aircraft climbed into rising terrain and crashed at 4700 feet. Pilot Colin Stanley Bailey (32) and all 7 passengers died.


1. Crosswinds: Life on the wing By Ron Watts (page 83)
3. The Straits Times, 17 September 1976, page 1,
4. Janic Geelen, NZ,
5. PNG Post-Courier, 17 September 1976, page 1,
6. PNG Post-Courier, 20 September 1976, page 4,
7. Canberra Times, 16 September 1976, page 3,
8. Balus, vol. III, pages 10-11.

Revision history:

10-Aug-2009 06:54 zerocinquanta Added
18-Jul-2016 14:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jul-2016 14:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Jun-2017 20:14 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
18-Mar-2019 16:49 TB Updated [Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2021 03:59 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Source]
08-May-2022 08:37 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
11-Jun-2022 18:24 Turbulator Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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