Date: August 28, 1972
Time: 14:30
Location: Papua, New Guinea
Operator: Military - Royal Australian Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Lae - Port Moresby
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
Registration: A4-233
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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