Tari, Papua New Guinea

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Tari is located in Papua New Guinea
Location within Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 5°50′56″S 142°57′2″E / 5.84889°S 142.95056°E / -5.84889; 142.95056
Country Papua New Guinea
Province Hela
LLG Tari Urban
Elevation 2,167 m (7,110 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 15,413
 • Rank 19th
 • Main languages English, Tok Pisin, Huli
 • Traditional language Huli
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
Climate Cfb

Tari is the capital of the Tari-Pori District and is the centre of Huli country in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. It is the second largest settlement in the province, and accessible by road from Mendi.

Aviation Accidents[edit]

A Cessna 206 aircraft operated by Missionary Aviation Fellowship crashed close to Tari on March 23, 2006 killing its pilot and injuring 3 passengers.[1] The pilot was a 42-year Swiss man who had been in PNG with the Swiss Mission for 12 years, and left a wife and four children behind. The pilot had reportedly entered the circuit area around Tari airfield and appeared to be flying well, but never made it to the runway. The three passengers were PNG nationals.[2]



  1. ^ PAC: Expat pilot killed in PNG light plane crash, AAP News Wire, March 23, 2006 
  2. ^ PAC: Swiss pilot killed in PNG light plane crash, 3 injured, AAP General News Wire, March 24, 2006