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Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Wamena: 13 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 18, 2016 at 0609 LT
  • A-1334
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Military
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Timika – Wamena
  • 4785
  • 1978
  • Wamena, Special Region of Papua
  • Indonesia
  • Asia
  • 12
  • 12
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 13
  • The four engine aircraft left Timika-Moses Kilangin Airport at 0535LT bound for Wamena. While approaching Wamena, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions and the aircraft descended through several cloud layers when it crashed in a hilly terrain about four minutes before ETA at 0613LT. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 13 occupants were killed.