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PNG Authorities investigate plane crash incident that killed 12 people in Kiunga

Western Province PPC Joseph Puri has confirmed that the expatriate pilot of the Brittan Norman Islander plane that crashed in Kiunga killing all 12 passengers on board is an Australian while they are yet to establish identity of the deceased locals.
He said all victims of the crash are from Oksapmin in Sandaun province while they are still trying to establish contact with the families of the deceased back in Oksapmin.
Meanwhile PPC Puri said that an Investigation team from the PNG Accidents & Investigations Commission arrived in Kiunga yesterday and visited the crash site, since then they have already returned to Port Moresby while the cause of the plane accident still remains a mystery.
He said he hopes the relevant authorities like the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) can find out the cause of the accident so to put the doubts of the families seeking answers to rest.
The Brittan Norman Islander aircraft belonging to Sunbird Aviation was travelling from Oksapmin into Kiunga on Wednesday afternoon around 2pm and went down a kilometre away from its destination killing all 12 passengers and the pilot onboard. PNGFM/PNG Today

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