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Crash of a PAC Fletcher FU-24 in Ketapang: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 31, 2009 at 0826 LT
  • PK-PNX
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Ferry
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Ujung Tanjung - Jambi - Pangkal Pinang - Ketapang - Tangar
  • 187
  • 1970
  • Ketapang, West Kalimantan
  • Indonesia
  • Asia
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 2892
  • 641
  • The pilot and one engineer were performing a ferry flight from Ujung Tanjung to Tangar with intermediate stop in Jambi, Pangkal Pinang and Ketapang. One minute after take off from runway 17 at Ketapang-Rahadi Oesman Airport, aircraft hit the roof of the local hospital and crashed in a parking lot. Both occupants were killed.
  • Causes:
    The investigation concluded that the aircraft engine was not in power during impact with the hospital roof. There was a corroded fuel pump, that indicated of contaminated fuel.
    • The aircraft was airworthy prior departure.
    • The pilot was fit for flight.
    • The booster pump was found of an evident of surface corrosion on the spring, plate and van pump indicated that contaminated fuel.
    • Referred to the Fletcher Flight Manual and Pilot Operating Handbook chapter 3.10. Fuel System Failure, the booster pump must have been operated prior to flight.
    • The propeller blades were on fine pitch and no sign of rotating impact. The engine was not in powered when hit the ground.
    • No evidence damage related to the engine prior to the occurrence.