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Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter near Wamena: 5 killed

Accident description

  • Jul 5, 2017 at 1110 LT
  • PK-RCX
  • Flight
  • Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Wamena – Derakma
  • 922
  • 1998
  • Wamena, Special Region of Papua
  • Indonesia
  • Asia
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 5
  • The single engine aircraft departed Wamena Airport at 1100LT with three passengers, two crew members and 508 kg of various goods. Ten minutes later, weather conditions deteriorated and the airplane struck the slope of a mountain at an altitude of 2,300 meters. It was scheduled to arrive at Derakma at 1125LT. The wreckage was found few hours later and all five occupants have been killed.