NTSB Identification: ENG12WA002
Accident occurred Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Madang, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC8, registration:
Injuries: 28 Fatal,2 Serious,2 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On 13 Oct 2011, at about 1715, at about 10,000 feet during the descent for landing, the overspeed warning horn of a PNG Airlines DHC-8-102 aircraft, Papua New Guinea registration P2-MCJ sounded. At 1717, the crew made a MAYDAY call to ATC, indicating that they were experiencing an in-flight emergency and that both engines had stopped. The aircraft force-landed on sparsely timbered terrain on the northern side of the Buang River, 33 km south east of Madang Township. During the impact sequence, the airplane was severely damaged while colliding with trees and the ground, and an intense fuel-fed fire began.

The Director of Air Safety Investigation of Papua New Guinea is investigating the accident. As the state of manufacture of the propeller and propeller control system, the NTSB has designated a U.S. Accredited Representative under the provisions of Annex 13 to the Convention on Civil Aviation to assist the Director of Air Safety Investigation of Papua New Guinea in their investigation.

All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to the Director of Air Safety Investigation of Papua New Guinea at:

Director of Air Safety Investigation
Department of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 684
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Tel.: (675) 271764
Fax: (675) 272201
Telex: 22203 NE

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