A Polynesian Airlines de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed into a hill in stormy weather on its initial approach to Apia, Western Samoa, on 8 January, killing three of the five people on board. According to the carrier's managing director Richard Gates the aircraft, inbound from Pago Pago, American Samoa, crashed near Momoa, some 7km (4nm) south of Apia.

Source: Flight International