Prime Minister Julia Gillard expresses condolences over Papua New Guinea crash

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

September 01, 2010

(KATAKAMI / DAILY TELEGRAPH) — PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has expressed her condolences over the crash of an aircraft in PNG which killed three Australians.

Ms Gillard said that crash had also claimed the life of a New Zealand man while a New Zealander who is an Australian resident survived.

“On behalf of the Government can I offer my condolences to the families of the three Australians that would be grieving the loss of a loved one today,” she said.

“Can I also offer our condolences to the New Zealand family that has lost a loved one. And can I wish a speedy recovery and a return to good health to the New Zealand citizen, Australian resident who has been injured.”

The Cessna Citation aircraft overshot the runway on Misima Island andburst into flames.


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