Local firm linked to mystery aircraft


A PORT Moresby-based company is listed in the Investment Promotion Authority records as the “holder” of the mystery aircraft which flew into the country and crash-landed outside Port Moresby on Sunday.
The company named as Ravenpol No 69 Limited lists its residential address as Section 270, Allotment 12, Gahuna Gaudi Drive, Gerehu in Port Moresby.
Its postal address is P.O. Box 1236, Waigani.
It names a Geoffrey Paul Bull as its director as of March 1, 2012.
No contact could be made with the company yesterday.
An online search conducted by The National on the Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority website revealed that the Cessna 402c twin-engine aircraft operated out of Australia by a company named as Avlease Pty Ltd based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
It showed that Avlease Pty Ltd began operations on Jan 29 this year.
Prime Minister James Marape called for an immediate investigation into how the aircraft had entered PNG air space without detection and asked officers of Australian Federal Police to assist the local police in finding out who owns the aircraft, who was the pilot and what cargo was it carrying.
The Cessna 402C aircraft with the Serial No 402C0492 was seen by villagers circling near the Papa-Lealea PNG LNG site at around 2pm to 3pm on Sunday.
They later found the wreckage at the end of a cleared piece of land shaped like an airstrip.
Villagers and police who went to the site did not find the pilot or any cargo.

One thought on “Local firm linked to mystery aircraft

  • If its a suicide mission to blow up the PNG LNG Plant (Part Pant of the Multi-Billion Kina Project in the country) at Papa-Leahleah, when dealing with airspace and our military capacity to detect such invasion apart from the useless Civil Aviation Authority.

    Lesson to learn, have mechanism in place to avoid such incidents or form of threat in future.

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