Operation PNG Assist


Operation PNG Assist (0.57 mins)

At the request of the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Australian Defence Force is providing support to the Department of Foreign Affairs effort following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck central PNG on 26 February 2018. Operation PNG Assist 2018 is the ADF contribution to the DFAT led Whole of Australian Government response to the recent earthquake. C-130J Hercules aircraft, from Royal Australian Aircraft Base Richmond, have made multiple flights to affected areas with ADF personnel to support the Government of PNG in transporting personnel and supplies to the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces. RAAF C-17A Globemasters have begun ferrying ADF personnel and equipment to PNG. Three Australian Army CH-47 Chinook aircraft from Townsville have arrived at Mount Hargen to deliver aid and supplies to outlying regions.

Publish Date 20 Mar 2018
Tags V20180112
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