13 Aug 2009

Probe into PNG plane crash continues

11:11 am on 13 August 2009

The investigation into the cause of the Papua New Guinea's worst air disaster, which killed 13 people will continue today.

A rescue team reached the remote jungle crash site yesterday after locating the wreckage just north of the village of Isurava, near Kokoda.

The PNG Airlines aircraft had been due to arrive at Kokoda on Tuesday, but slammed into a nearby mountain.

The crash killed 13 people including two local pilots, a local guide, a Japanese tourist, and nine Australians on their way to the Kokoda Track.

The Australian Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese, says Australia will provide all possible support to authorities investigating the crash.