Destroyed plane dismantled in Mendi

The Air Niugini Dash 8 airplane, which was torched on June 14th whilst parked at the Mendi Airport in Southern Highlands Province, was recently dismantled and removed from the tarmac.

After completion of investigation by police crime scene officers attached to the investigation task force (ITF) in Mendi, the plane was dismantled for dispatch to Air Niugini headquarters for its own enquiries.

This signifies a conclusion to police investigations.

The crime scene officers have also completed investigation into the arson of the Governor’s residence, NAC office and damages to the Air Niugini terminal and South West air hangar.

(A local contractor using a crane to pull down the remains of the aircraft)

Press release