Date & Time: Aug 9, 2008 at 2000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RCZ
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wamena - Ndundu
MSN:
903
YOM:
1994
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Ndundu in marginal weather conditions, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a dense wooded area. SAR arrived on scene a day later at 0520LT. Aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed. It appears that pilot continued flying under VFR procedures in IMC conditions. Aircraft hit a mountain slope near the Ndundu Pass, at an altitude of 6,400 feet.
Causes:
VFR flight into IMC conditions.