On 7 May 2005, a Fairchild Aircraft Inc. SA227-DC Metro 23 aircraft with two pilots and 13 passengers, was being operated by Transair on a regular public transport service from Bamaga to Cairns, with an intermediate stop at Lockhart River, Queensland. At approximatly 11:45 the aircraft impacted terrain in the Iron Range National Park on the north-western slope of South Pap, a heavily timbered ridge, approximately 11 km north-west of the Lockhart River aerodrome. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact forces and an intense, fuel-fed, post-impact fire. There were no survivors.

Asia Pacific assisted 5 families of the victims.