Helicopter accident

Helicopter Accident To Be Investigated

The helicopter, a MIL MI8 helicopter registered P2-MHM, is owned by Captston Aviation PTE Ltd and operated by Hevilift Aviation Ltd.

Chief Commissioner of the PNG AIC, Hubert Namani said in a media statement that on 15 May 2021 at about 11:30am, the helicopter took-off from Gobo in a cargo flight to Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province.

Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training

Military officials identified the dead Marine as 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Company B, based in Yorktown, Virginia. He was a native of Warrenton, Virginia.

Two Marines remained hospitalized in stable condition Friday, while nine have been treated and released.