13-Feb-11 P2-PHL Eurocopter AS350B2 Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (1F)

Australian pilot reported missing feared dead after helicopter crash in PNG.   It is understood the man is an experienced pilot who has been working in the mining industry for a number of years.  Oil slick and floating debris reported.  Update – Search for pilot Lloyd Lester has been abandoned

Date:
13 February, 2011
Reg:
P2-PHL
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
2923
Location:
Bismarck Sea, 50km South East of Manus Island
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Pacific-Helicopters
Link:
http://www.news.com.au/world/aussie-pilot-missing-in-png-helicopter-crash/story-e6frfkyi-1226005689195
Link:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/aussie-missing-in-png-helicopter-crash/story-e6freuy9-1226005531264
Link:
http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/442657-png-crash-o-13-feb-2011-a.html

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