Papua New Guinea plane crash claims 28 lives

By on Oct 14, 2011 in Australia, World Comments

Airlines PNG Dash 8 twin-propeller plane crashed in a remote forest area of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday, October 14, 2011.

The Papua New Guinea plane crash claimed the lives of 28 people while four other passengers survived. The plane crash survivors of Thursday’s crash include an Australian pilot and a New Zealand pilot, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.

The aircraft was reportedly flying from Lae to the resort hub of Madang on the South Pacific island when it crashed.

The Papua New Guinea‘s Accident Investigation Commission is handling the investigation of the plane crash. Airlines PNG said that they will also conduct their own investigation to determine the real cause of the accident. As an initial move, the airline temporarily grounded its fleet of 12 Dash 8 aircraft.

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