Military - Royal Australian Air Force

Military - Royal Australian Air Force Monday August 28, 1972
While 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.

Crash Details

DateMonday August 28, 1972
LocationPapua, New Guinea
Passengers26
Crew3
Fatalities25
Survivors4
Aircraft Typede Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
OperatorMilitary - Royal Australian Air Force
RegistrationA4-233
Flight OriginLae
Flight Destination Port Moresby
Papua, New Guinea
Military - Royal Australian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
1972