Kiwi injured in PNG air tragedy

Papua New Guinea. Photo / Thinkstcock
Papua New Guinea. Photo / Thinkstcock

A New Zealand pilot is in hospital in Papua New Guinea after the plane he was in crashed in remote forests.

First officer Campbell Wagstaff, a long-term resident of Australia, was one of only four survivors.

Officials said yesterday that 28 people died when the Airlines PNG Dash-8 aircraft crashed while flying from Lae to the resort of Madang, reportedly during
a violent storm.

No other New Zealanders were believed to be on the plane.

- NZ Herald

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