20 Aug 2009

Plane engines from PNG crash site recovered

8:31 am on 20 August 2009

Both engines from a plane that crashed into mountains in Papua New Guinea have been moved from the crash site.

Thirteen people, including nine Australians were killed in the crash near Kokoda on 11 August.

On Tuesday, a helicopter carried one of the Twin Otter's engines from the crash site to a hangar in Port Moresby, the ABC reports.

The second engine and part of the plane's instrument panel have now been retrieved.

Australian and Papua New Guinean air safety investigators are working together to determine the cause of the crash.

PNG's Civil Aviation Authority says a preliminary report into the crash will be ready within 30 days.