Missionary aircraft damaged in Papua New Guinea

By May 27, 2005

Papua New Guinea (MNN) — Officials at New Tribes Mission are thanking God for watch care protection after one of their aircraft was damaged this week. According to NTM the incident took place as the aircraft was landing at a tribal airstrip Wednesday morning. The good news is no one was injured.

Only the pilot was on board the single-engine Cessna 206 while he was landing at an airstrip near Lengbati village. He was bringing cargo to missionaries who work among the Tobo people in the Mountains of Papua New Guinea. The cause of the damage is not known at this time.

Bad weather — which can come up very suddenly in the rugged, tropical mountains — may be to blame, but the situation is still being investigated.

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