Monday, September 06, 2010

Papua New Guinea crash victims return home



The bodies of three Australians and a New Zealander killed in a Papua New Guinea plane crash have arrived in Brisbane, ABC reports.

All four were on board a Trans Air charter plane when it crashed into trees and burst into flames on Misima Island, off the south-eastern tip of PNG, last week.

The Queensland coroner took possession of the remains just before midday (AEST) yesterday and will carry out post-mortem examinations.

The sole survivor of the accident - the plane's 25-year-old co-pilot Kelby Cheyne - has been discharged from a Townsville hospital.

The Australian victims were marine pilot Chris Hart, Trans Air co-owner Les Wright and Darren Moore, who was believed to be working for PNG's Civil Aviation Authority.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has sent three experienced investigators to PNG following a request from local authorities

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