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Riau Islands

Crash of a PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck off Tanjungpinang: 13 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2016 at 1022 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P-4201
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pangkal Pinang – Batam
MSN:
AJE003-03
YOM:
2004
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Pangkal Pinang Airport at 0924LT bound for Hang Nadim Airport on the Batam Island. En route, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens and crashed into the sea about 74 km southeast of Tanjunpinang, in the Riau Islands. An hour later, around 1130LT, few debris and body parts were found by fishermen on the waters off Pulau Senayang. All 13 occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-400 in Batam

Date & Time: Mar 10, 2008 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-KKT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jakarta - Batam
MSN:
24353/1721
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
DHI292
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
171
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a normal landing on wet runway 22, aircraft veered off runway to the right. On soft ground, right main gear sunk into mud, letting right engine hitting the ground. Right wing was damaged while right engine was severely damaged. None of the 177 occupants was injured but aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Lockheed L-749A Constellation off Natuna Besar Island: 16 killed

Date & Time: Apr 11, 1955 at 1625 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VT-DEP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
New Delhi – Hong Kong – Jakarta
MSN:
2666
YOM:
1951
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
The aircraft took off from Hong Kong-Kai Tak Airport bound for Jakarta at 0425 hours Greenwich Mean Time carrying 8 crew members and 11 passengers. The flight was uneventful until approximately five hours after take-off when a muffled explosion was heard in the aircraft while cruising at an altitude of 18,000 feet over the sea. Smoke started entering the cabin through the cold air ducts almost immediately and a localized fire was detected soon after on the starboard wing behind the number three engine nacelle. A rapid descent was commenced for ditching the aircraft and distress signals broadcast. In spite of fire fighting action, during which No. 3 engine was feathered, the fire spread very rapidly and caused hydraulic failure followed by electrical failure. During the final stages of the descent, executed under extremely difficult circumstances, dense smoke entered the cockpit reducing the visibility to almost nil. The aircraft impacted the water with the starboard wing tip, and the nose submerged almost instantaneously. Only three crew members survived the accident. The aircraft was destroyed. All passengers were Chinese and European journalists flying to Jakarta to take part to the Asia-Afro Bandung Conference.
Probable cause:
The cause of this accident was an explosion of a timed infernal machine placed in the starboard wheel well of the aircraft. This explosion resulted in the puncturing of No. 3 fuel tank and an uncontrollable fire. It is believed that the Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai was the target of this act of sabotage. His travel plans had been kept secret and he left China three days later.
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