Kiunga Airport

Two seriously injured in helicopter crash

The Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) confirmed with Loop PNG this afternoon that both persons have been transported to the Kiunga Hospital for treatment.

While the AIC are still gathering information, it is understood that both passengers operating a Bell 407 helicopter were attempting to air lift three fuel drums from Kiunga Airport.

It is assumed at this point that the fuel drums may have been to heavy for the helicopter which forced it to crash.