East Sepik Governor Allan Bird led the delegation of provincial and national leaders, in receiving the casket of the late founding father.
Outside the airport carpark hundreds gathered to witness this momentous occasion.
The people of Sepik cried as the ADF C27 aircraft landed and casket was carried out.
A guard of honor was carried out by the PNG Defense Force.
Prime Minister James Marape, who travelled to Wewak aboard the Q400 aircraft, handed over casket of the late Grand Chief, to Governor Bird.