15 Aug 2009

Remains of six victims of PNG plane crash flown to Port Moresby

12:12 pm on 15 August 2009

The remains of six victims of the Papua New Guinea plane crash have been flown to the capital Port Moresby, where the process of identification will formally begin.

13 people died when their Twin Otter charter flight went down in dense jungle in the Owen Stanley ranges on Tuesday in PNG's worst air crash.

Joseph Kintau, head of PNG's Civil Aviation Authority, told AAP the remains of six crash victims had so far been recovered and returned to Port Moresby.

He says the weather is pretty bad but work is still going on.

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

Mr Kintau said PNG's aircraft accident investigation commission was being helped by officers from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.