- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 13, 2011
Time: 17:00
Location: Near Madang, Papua New Guinea
Operator: Airline PNG
Flight #: 1600
Route: Lae - Madang
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102
Registration: P2-MCJ
cn / ln: 125
Aboard: 32   (passengers:28  crew:4)
Fatalities: 28   (passengers:26  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While on approach to Madang, the plane crashed into dense forest near the Gogol River, 20 km south of Madang. The two pilots and two pasengers survived the accident. Overspeeding of both propellers. The plane had to be manually flown because the aircraft's yaw damper was unserviceable. Neither pilot noticed the aircraft's speed increasing to its maximum operating speed. The pilot-in-command pulled the power levels of the plane 'quite quickly'. Moments later both propellers over-sped simultaneously. The over-speeding propellers back-drove the turbines in the engines (instead of the engine turbines driving the propellers) and this caused severe damage to the left engine.After the emergency began, the first officer quickly identified the double propeller over-speed. At about the same time, smoke appeared in the cockpit and various aircraft system malfunction alerts activated. The crew did not respond to any of these alerts by implementing the emergency procedures detailed in company manuals and the quick reference handbook.
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