A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Tropicair crashed November 25 in the Gulf province of Papua New Guinea killing three of 10 on board. The Caravan pilot was among the seven survivors. The airplane was on a domestic flight from Kikori to Gobe when it crashed into a river near an airstrip, possibly during an emergency-landing attempt.
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has established a new parts distribution center in Sydney, Australia. The center’s parts stockpile will include new parts, exchange accessories and line-replaceable units for all P&WC engine models. The company opened a parts distribution center in Singapore last year and one in Amsterdam in 2006.
The Life Flight Trust, operator of a Wellington, New Zealand-based Westpac Rescue BK 117B2, was named 2004 “Trust of the Year” at a recent awards dinner.