close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Plane carrying 32 crashes in Papua New Guinea

A plane carrying 32 people crashed in the wilds of Papua New Guinea with an unknown number of casualties.



Port Moresby: A plane
carrying 32 people crashed in the wilds of Papua New Guinea
on Thursday with an unknown number of casualties, Australian media
reported.

The Airlines PNG Dash 8 aircraft crashed while flying from
Lae to Madang on the South Pacific island nation`s north
coast, Australian Broadcasting Corp reported.

The country`s Accident Investigation Commission spokesman,
Sid O`Toole, said there were 32 people on board when the
twin-propellor plane crashed 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of
Madang, ABC reported.

"There were reports of fire and there have been some
fatalities," O`Toole said.

He said there were survivors but it was not clear how
many. ABC later reported unconfirmed reports of four
survivors.

Police and ambulances had reached the crash site and
investigators would travel there tomorrow, O`Toole said.
Phone calls to national police headquarters in Port Moresby
and the Civil Aviation Authority went unanswered.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India