Port Moresby Airport

Fatal crashes in Papua New Guinea and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Papua New Guinea
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2016
13 Apr
Papua New Guinea
Kiunga
Sunbird Aviation
Britten-Norman Islander (P2-SBC)
 12
 12 /  0
2015
16 Aug
Papua New Guinea
Tangok mountain
Trigana Air Service
ATR 42-300 (PK-YRN)
 54
 54 /  0
2014
20 Sep
Papua New Guinea
Near Port Moresby
Hevlift
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-KSV)
 9
 4 /  0
2013
25 Nov
Papua New Guinea
Kibeni
Tropicair
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (P2-SAH)
 10
 3 /  0
2011
13 Oct
Papua New Guinea
Near Madang
Airline PNG
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 (P2-MCJ)
 32
 28 /  0
2010
31 Aug
Papua New Guinea
Misima Island
Trans Air
Cessna 550 Citation II (P2-TAA)
 5
 4 /  0
2009
30 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Morobe Province
Kiunga Aviation
Cessna A185E Skywagon (P2-MJL )
 7
 6 /  0
2009
11 Aug
Papua New Guinea
Near Port Moresby
Airlines PNG
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-MCB)
 13
 13 /  0
2005
22 Feb
Papua New Guinea
Bimin
Missionary Aviation Fellowship
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-MFQ)
 13
 2 /  0
2004
29 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Ononge
Airlines of PNG
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-MBA)
 3
 2 /  0
2002
13 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Gohu Airstrip
Island Airways Ltd.
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander (P2-CBB)
 8
 8 /  0
2000
29 Apr
Papua New Guinea
Bapi
North Coast Aviation
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander (P2-ISA)
 4
 4 /  0
1999
17 Jun
Papua New Guinea
Goroka
Airlink
Embraer 110P2 Bandeirante (P2-ALX)
 17
 17 /  0
1999
3 Feb
Papua New Guinea
Hoskins
Airlink
Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander (P2-ALH)
 11
 11 /  0
1997
18 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Goroka
Goroka Air Services
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-MMU)
 4
 2 /  0
1996
9 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Papua
Milne Bay Air
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-MBB)
 20
 20 /  0
1996
11 May
Papua New Guinea
Oumba
Milne Bay Air
Britten Norman BN-2A-20 Trislander (P2-ISD)
 10
 1 /  0
1995
22 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Bagasin
Island Airways
Britten Norman BN-2A-21 Trislander (P2-NAM)
 12
 2 /  0
1995
22 Oct
Papua New Guinea
Papua
Islands Nationair
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander (?)
 13
 13 /  0
1995
25 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Near Karamui
Transniugini Airways
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander (P2-TNT)
 2
 2 /  0
1995
12 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Gumey
Milne Bay Air
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-MBI)
 15
 15 /  0
1995
1 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Kiunga
Garamut Aviation
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (P2-VTC)
 3
 3 /  0
1994
17 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Papua
Missionary Aviation Fellowship
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 (P2-MFS)
 28
 28 /  0
1994
22 Nov
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Southwest Air
Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander (P2-SWC)
 7
 7 /  0
1993
9 Jun
Papua New Guinea
Gulgubip
Southwest Air
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Trislander (P2-SWA)
 11
 9 /  0
1992
15 Apr
Papua New Guinea
Near Goroka
Talair
Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante (P2-RDS)
 15
 11 /  0
1990
5 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Near Port Morseby
Douglas Airways
Britten-Norman 2B-21 Islander (P2-DNJ)
 12
 8 /  0
1989
21 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Porgera
Talair
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (P2-RDW)
 22
 3 /  0
1987
8 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Kanabea
Talair
Britten-Norman BN-2A-2 Islander (P2-MIB)
 4
 1 /  0
1987
6 Feb
Papua New Guinea
Off Papua
Talair
Embraer 110P2 Bandeirante (P2-RDM)
 17
 14 /  0
1985
30 Aug
Papua New Guinea
Kokoda
Douglas Airways
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander (P2-DNW)
 5
 3 /  0
1984
6 Sep
Papua New Guinea
Mt. Musaka
Talair
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander (P2-ISG)
 11
 9 /  0
1983
14 Jan
Papua New Guinea
Near Karimui
Talair
Britten Norman BN-2A-20 Trislander (P2-ISH)
 10
 10 /  0
1981
1 Apr
Papua New Guinea
Mt. Hagen
Talair
Cessna 402 (P2-GKJ)
 8
 8 /  0
1980
17 Nov
Papua New Guinea
Annanberg
Provincial Air Services
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander (VH-BSG)
 4
 4 /  0
1979
23 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Menari
Douglas Airways
GAF Nomad 22B (P2-DNL)
 15
 15 /  0
1972
1 Sep
Papua New Guinea
Mt. Giluwe
Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Shorts SC-7 Skyvan 3-300 (VH-PNI)
 4
 4 /  0
1972
28 Aug
Papua New Guinea
Papua
Military - Royal Australian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (A4-233)
 29
 25 /  0
1970
28 Apr
Papua New Guinea
Kainatu
Trans Australia Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 (VH-TGR)
 11
 8 /  0
1951
13 Dec
Papua New Guinea
Yaramunda
Qantas
de Havilland DH-84 Dragon (VH-UR)
 3
 3 /  0
1951
16 Jul
Papua New Guinea
Off Lae
Qantas
de Havilland DHA-3 Drover II (VH-EBQ)
 7
 7 /  0
1948
18 Apr
Papua New Guinea
Territory of New Guinea
New Guinea Air Traders
Lockheed Hudson IIIA (VH-ALA)
 37
 37 /  0
1945
15 Nov
Papua New Guinea
New Britain Island
Military - Royal Australian Air Force
Douglas C-47 Dakota-DK (A6554)
 28
 28 /  0
1945
18 Sep
Papua New Guinea
Puncak Jaya
Military - Royal Australian Air Force
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (A65-61)
 29
 29 /  0
1945
11 Sep
Papua New Guinea
Near Milne Bay
Military - Royal Australian Air Force
Douglas C-47A (A6556)
 11
 11 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.--- See all
2021
9 Jan
Indonesia
Near Jakarta
Sriwijaya Air
Boeing 737-524 (PK-CLC)
 62
 62 /  0
2020
29 Mar
Philippines
Manila
Lion Air Inc.
IAI 1124A Westwind II (RP-C5880)
 8
 8 /  0
2018
29 Oct
Indonesia
Off Jakarta
Lion Air
Boeing 737-MAX 8 (PK-LQP)
 189
 189 /  0
2018
28 Sep
Micronesia
Chuuk
Air Niugini
Boeing 737-8BK (P2-PXE)
 47
 1 /  0
2017
28 Jun
Australia
Mount Gambier
Angel Flight
Socata TB1-10 Tobago (VH-YTM)
 3
 3 /  0
2017
21 Feb
Australia
Melbourne
Australian Corporate Jet Centres PTY. LTD
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air (VH-ZCR )
 5
 5 /  0
2016
18 Dec
Indonesia
Near Wamena
Indonesian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (A-1134)
 13
 13 /  0
2016
3 Dec
Indonesia
Near Tanjung Pinanga
Indonesian Police
M28 Skytruck (P-4201)
 13
 13 /  0
2015
31 Oct
Indonesia
Near Ilaga
Trigana Air Service
de Havilland DCH-4T Caribou (PK-SWW)
 4
 4 /  0
2015
2 Oct
Indonesia
Near Masamba
Avistar Mandari 
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter  (PK-BRM)
 10
 10 /  0
2015
12 Aug
Indonesia
Ninia
Komala Air
Pacific Aerospace (PK-KIG)
 6
 1 /  0
2015
30 Jun
Indonesia
Medan
Military - Indonesian Air Force
Lockheed C130-B Hercules (A-1310)
 122
 122 /  19
2014
28 Dec
Indonesia
Java Sea
AirAsia
Airbus A-320-216 (PK-AXC)
 162
 162 /  0
2014
22 Mar
Australia
Caboolture
Skydive Caboolture
Cessna U206G (VH-FRT)
 5
 5 /  0
2013
9 Nov
Indonesia
Pujungan
Military - Indonesian Army
Mil- Mi-17B-5 (?)
 21
 13 /  0
2013
13 Apr
Indonesia
Denpasar
Lion Air
Boeing B-737-8GP (PK-LKS)
 108
 0 /  0
2012
21 Jun
Indonesia
Jakarta
Military - Indonesian Air Force
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M (A-2708)
 7
 7 /  4
2012
9 May
Indonesia
Near Cidahu
Sukhoi
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 (RA-97004)
 45
 45 /  0
2011
24 Nov
Indonesia
Near Sugapa
Susi Air
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (PK-VVG)
 2
 1 /  0
2011
29 Sep
Indonesia
Near Bohorok
Nusantara Buana Air
CASA NC-212 Aviocar 200 (PK-TLF)
 18
 18 /  0
2011
7 May
Indonesia
Off Kaimana
Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Xian MA-60 (PK-MZK )
 27
 27 /  0
2010
27 Oct
Indonesia
Near Wami
Indonesian Police
PZL Mielec M28-05PI Skytruck (P-4202)
 5
 5 /  0
2010
21 Apr
Philippines
Pampanga
Interisland Airlines
Antonov An-12BP (UP-AN216)
 6
 3 /  0
2010
28 Jan
Philippines
Cotabato City
Military - Philippine Air Force
GAF N22B Nomad (18)
 8
 8 /  1
2009
17 Oct
Philippines
Manila
Victoria Air
Douglas DC-3C (RPC550 )
 4
 4 /  0
2009
2 Aug
Indonesia
Ampisibil Village
Merpati Nusantara Airlines
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (PK-NVC)
 16
 16 /  0
2009
29 Jun
Indonesia
Near Wamena
Aviastar Mandiri
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (PK-BRO)
 3
 3 /  0
2009
20 May
Indonesia
Near Madiun
Military - Indonesian Air Force
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (A-1325)
 112
 98 /  2
2009
17 Apr
Indonesia
Mount Gergaji
Mimika Air
Pilatus PC-6 (PK-LTJ)
 11
 11 /  0
2009
9 Apr
Indonesia
Near Wamena
Aviastar Mandiri
British Aerospace BAe-146-300 (PK-BRD)
 6
 6 /  0
2009
6 Apr
Indonesia
Bandung
Military - Indonesian Air Force
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M (A-2703)
 24
 24 /  0
2008
26 Jun
Indonesia
Near Salak Mountain
Military - Indonesian Air Force
CASA NC-212 (A-2106)
 18
 18 /  0
2008
9 Apr
Australia
Bundeena
Avtex Air Services
Swearingen SA227AC Metroliner III (VH-OZA)
 1
 1 /  0
2008
26 Jan
Indonesia
Near Malinau
Dirgantara Air Service
CASA NC-212-200 (PK-VSE )
 3
 3 /  0
2007
7 Mar
Indonesia
Yogyakarta
Garuda Indonesia Airlines
Boeing B-737-497 (PK-GZC)
 140
 22 /  0
2007
1 Jan
Indonesia
Off Parepare
Adam Air
Boeing B-737-4Q8 (PK-KKW)
 102
 102 /  0
2006
17 Nov
Indonesia
Puncak Jaya
Trigana Air Service
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (PK-YPY)
 12
 12 /  0
2005
5 Sep
Indonesia
Medan
Mandala Airlines
Boeing 737-230 (PK-RIM)
 117
 99 /  44
2005
7 May
Australia
Lockhart River
Aero-Tropics
Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III (VH-TFU)
 15
 15 /  0
2005
12 Apr
Indonesia
Enarotali
GT Air
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 (PK-LTZ)
 18
 18 /  0
2005
22 Feb
Indonesia
Off Sarmi
Indonesian National Police
CASA 212 Aviocar (P-2032 P-2032)
 18
 15 /  0
2004
30 Nov
Indonesia
Solo
Lion Air
McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 (PK-LMN)
 154
 26 /  0
2004
16 Oct
Philippines
Coron Island
Pacific Air
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander (RP-C1325)
 2
 2 /  0
2004
18 Mar
Australia
Hamilton Island
Air Taxi
Piper PA-32-300 (VH-MAR)
 6
 6 /  0
2004
1 Mar
Australia
Trefoil Island
Air taxi
Cessna 172G (VH-RPI)
 4
 4 /  0
2003
8 Nov
Australia
200 miles NE of Derby
Heliwork WA Pty Ltd. - Air Taxi
Robertson R44 helicopter (VH-YKL)
 4
 4 /  0
2003
27 Mar
Indonesia
Mulia
PT Air Regional
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (PK-WAY)
 16
 4 /  0
2002
11 Nov
Philippines
Manila
Laoag International Airlines
Fokker F27 Friendship 100 (RP-C6888)
 34
 19 /  0
2002
7 Nov
Indonesia
Tarakan
Dirgantara Air Services
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 (PK-VIZ)
 10
 7 /  0
2002
16 Jul
Indonesia
Near Long Barai
Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander (PK-TAR)
 10
 10 /  0
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