16 Oct 2011

NZer who survived deadly PNG crash moved to Australia

10:53 am on 16 October 2011

Two members of the aircrew who survived Thursday's plane crash in Papua New Guinea, including a New Zealander, have been airlifted to Australia.

Twenty-eight people were killed when the Airlines PNG Dash-8 aircraft went down 20km from the town of Madang on the country's north coast.

Four people survived the crash including the Australian pilot Bill Spencer, who has a badly broken leg, and the co-pilot from New Zealand, Campbell Wagstaff.

Airlines PNG says both men have been airlifted to Australia from Port Moresby where flight attendant Kapi Eria, is still recovering in hospital.

The surviving passenger, who is from Malaysia, is expected to be released soon from hospital in Madang.

Campbell Wagstaff's father, Mike Wagstaff, says he has spoken to his son.