Date & Time: Aug 16, 2015 at 1455 LT
Type of aircraft:
ATR42-300
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YRN
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura - Oksibil
MSN:
102
YOM:
28
Flight number:
TGN257
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
49
Pax fatalities:
49
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
54
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Jayapura-Sentani Airport at 1421LT a for 55 minutes flight to Oksibil. Twenty-one minutes before the ETA, while cruising in poor weather conditions at the altitude of 8,300 feet, contact was lost with the aircraft that crashed in a mountainous area. SAR operations were conducted but suspended few hours later due to poor weather conditions. The wreckage was spotted a day later in a wooded area located on the slope of Mt Tangok, some 15 km west of Oksibil. First rescuers were able to reach the crash site two days after the accident. The aircraft was completely destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all 54 occupants were killed. Both black boxes have been found and recovered by NTSC for further investigations.