martes, 11 de agosto de 2009

Accidente: Australia Airlines PNG Twin Otter

Actualización 16/08/09


Arribo del grupo de investigación al lugar del accidente. El informe preliminar será entregado en 30 días. Todavia no esta identificadas todas las víctimas del accidente por lo que falta entregar cuerpos a sus familiares hecho que se prevee sucederá a la mayor brevedad. Tambien se informó que no hay más cuerpos en el lugar del accidente.
El Primer ministro de Nueva Guinea, Michael Somare prometió a los familiares de las víctimas 13 en total incluidas 9 personas de nacionalidad Australiana una pronta investigación para encontrar explicación a lo sucedido. Recordamos que se trata de una avión Twin Otter de la empresa PNG que realizaba un vuelo entre Port Moretsby y Kokoda.





Fuente: ABC News - Australia


Actualización 14/08/09


Recuperan todos los cuerpos de los fallecidos en el accidente acontecido en Papua Nueva Guinea. 13 personas que viajaban, los restos fueron trasladados a la morgue de Port Moresby para ser analizados por el cuerpo de forenses de la policia federal Australiana. Una vez que sean debidamente identificados serán entregados a sus familiares.

Fuente: ABC News
Fotos: Ministerio de Defensa Australiano










Actualización 13/08/09

Trabajo realizado por el ministerio de defensa en el movimiento de un helicoptero para la busqueda de victimas de la tragedia.






AIRLINES PNG dice que la causa de la tragedia Kokoda no se conocerán por algún tiempo, y que varios cuerpos fueron recuperados en el sitio del accidente El Accidente del martes en Papua Nueva Guinea, cerca de la legendaria pista Kokoda, murieron las 13 personas a bordo, entre ellos nueve australianos, la mayoría de los cuales eran de Victoria. Airlines PNG, su presidente Simon Silvestre, dice las tareas de recuperación llevará algún tiempo debido al terreno accidentado y las malas condiciones meteorológicas.

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Actualización: 12/08/09




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11/08/09




Kokoda plane will be found: pilot

Searchers scour mountains

for missing plane

An experienced commercial pilot who flies regularly in Papua New Guinea says there is no doubt the wreckage of an aircraft which has gone missing near the Koko

da Track will be found.

Searchers are scouring rough mountain terrain in the shadow of the Owen Stanley ranges for the wreckage of a Airlines PNG Twin Otter which went missing after

leaving Port Moresby yesterday.

Thirteen people, including nine Australians on their way to walk the Kokoda Track, were on board.

It is well known in the aviation industry throughout the world how difficult the flying conditions are in Papua New Guinea.

Pilots face low cloud, high mountains and at this time of the year, mon

soonal weather conditions.

Richard Leahy is a commercial pilot from Kiunga Aviation and has been flying in Papua New Guinea for the past 40 years.

He told AM what the landscape is like in the area the plane is missing.

"It's typical New Guinea terrain, it's sort of in the shadow of the Owen Stanley mountains, Kokoda - it's on the northern fall," he said.

"It's quite a big valley, it's much higher on the southern side, which is the top of the Owen Stanley mountains, it was clouded up this morning because I was flying myself and I heard other aeroplanes flying ... waiting to get in."

The plane's emergency beacon has not been found yet but Mr Leahy says the chances of finding it are good.

"Oh they'll find it, there's no doubt about that at all. It's sort of a bit strange that no beacon went off really. The beacons are generally set i

nto the tail and the tail is normally the least most damaged part of the aircraft in a crash," he said.

"It might mean that it was cleaned up by a tree or something as he went into the trees, and got knocked out or something - it doesn't say anything specifically, it just means that it's not going off and it should be."

He says even though weather conditions are treac

herous, planes are not held up.

"No they're not held up, what they do, you get into a place - I mean I do it myself - and if you can't get in there because of the cloud you sit on top of the cloud and you just fly around until the cloud burns off a bit by the sun, the sun burns it off a bit," he said.

"Or you find a hole you can go down and get underneath the cloud and land that way."

"There's nothing unusual about it or dangerous about it. We do it, we all do it from time to time, I mean I probably do it about 10 times a year myself, it's quite a normal procedure. There's no weather reports given out from these places a lot of them, so you just go out there and it might be a beautiful fine day, but you get cloud in the valley, and it sort of stays there for a bit until the sun burns it off."

He says the missing plane is old but would have been well maintained.

"They're a pretty old sort of an aeroplane, but they're in perfect condition, they're very, very meticulously maintained and there wo

uld be absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong with the aeroplane."


Airlines PNG has eight Twin Otters on its fleet. Twin Otters are a Short Take-off and Landing turboprop regional airliner and utility transport aircraft.

POWERPLANTS

Two 460kW (620shp) P&WC PT6A-27's.

PERFORMANCE

Max cruising speed 338km/h (182kt). Initial rate of climb 1600ft/min. Range with 1135kg (2500lb) payload 1297km (700nm), range with a 860kg (900lb) payload and wing tanks 1705kg (920nm)

WEIGHTS

Operating empty 3363kg (7415 lb) max takeoff 5670kg (12,500lb)

DIMENSIONS

Wing span 19.81m (65ft 0in). Length 15.77m(52ft 9in) or 15.09m (4ft 49in) for seaplane variants. Height 5.94m (19ft 6in), Wing area 39.02 sq.mt (420sq.ft)

CAPACITY

Flight crew of two. Standard commuter interior seats 20 at three abreast and 76cm(30in) pitch. Can be configured as an executive transport, freighter, aerial ambulance and survey aircraft.


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NUEVA GUINEA Desaparece un avión bimotor mientras volaba de Port Moresby a Kokoda

En la aeronave, que pudo haber caído debido al mal tiempo, viajaban 13 personas, entre ellos ocho turistas australianos.

Un avión bimotor con 13 personas a bordo desapareció mientras volaba de Port Moresby, la capital de Papúa Nueva Guinea, a la localidad de Kokoda en el mismo país, informaron hoy las autoridades australianas en Camberra.

La aeronave del tipo Twin Otter cubría el vuelo nacional de tres horas de duración en la isla del océano Pacífico cuando desapareció debido al mal tiempo, según las informaciones.

Los habitantes de un pueblo al norte de Port Moresby sostuvieron haber visto la caída, aunque hasta ahora no se han confirmado las informaciones. El avión no hizo una llamada de emergencia.

A bordo de la aeronave de la aerolínea PNG viajaban entre otros ocho turistas australianos.

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