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P2-MJL -- Cessna 185 owned by Richard Leahy of COAIR flipped upside down on take-off at Kisengan airstrip on March 5th 1979. The wheels sank into soft ground and flipped the aircraft over end for end. There were three people on board and no one was injured. The plane was found by an Air Niugini F28 homing in on ELT.


P2-MJL at Kisengan. It is 30 nm NW of Lae and 13 nm
due North of Nadzab

Photos supplied by Kenneth J Black (thanks a million Ken)

Airlines of PNG History - Air Niugini History


P2-MJL at Kisengan



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