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
February 13, 2011
Reg
P2-PHL
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
2923
Location
Bismarck Sea, 50km South East of Manus Island
Country
Papua New Guinea
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
1
Operator
Pacific-Helicopters
Link 1
http://www.news.com.au/world/aussie-pilot-missing-in-png-helicopter-crash/story-e6frfkyi-1226005689195
Link 2
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/aussie-missing-in-png-helicopter-crash/story-e6freuy9-1226005531264
Link 3
http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/442657-png-crash-o-13-feb-2011-a.html

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