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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 near Kampung Mamontoga: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 18, 2019 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-CBC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Timika - Ilaga
MSN:
950
YOM:
2016
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Timika Airport at 1036LT on a cargo flight to Ilaga, carrying one passenger, a crew of four and a load of 1,7 ton of rice. At 1054LT, the crew gave his ETA at Ilaga Airport when the contact was lost about six minutes later. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated. The wreckage was found four days later in a mountainous terrain, at an altitude of 4,115 meters, about 10 km from Kampung Mamontoga. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL near Oksibil: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2018 at 1420 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-HVQ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
144
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
At 1411LT, the crew contacted Oksibil Airport, reported his altitude at 7,000 feet and received the last weather bulletin for Oksibil. Nine minutes later, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in a dense wooded area located in the region of Oksibil. A 12-year old boy was injured while eight other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-301F in Wamena

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2017 at 1239 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YGG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Timika – Wamena
MSN:
23743/1510
YOM:
5
Flight number:
TMG103
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Timika, carrying a load of various goods, among them building materials. Following an uneventful approach, the airplane bounced twice upon landing on runway 15. It then veered off runway to the left and while contacting a soft ground, lost its both main gears before coming to rest on its belly with the right engine partially sheared off. All five crew members evacuated safely while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

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

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2017 at 1110 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RCX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wamena – Derakma
MSN:
922
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Wamena Airport at 1100LT with three passengers, two crew members and 508 kg of various goods. Ten minutes later, 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 a day later by the crew of a helicopter. All five occupants have been killed. At the time of the accident, VMC conditions prevailed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan I near Oksibil: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 12, 2017 at 1245 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-FSO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tanahmerah – Oksibil
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a cargo flight from Tanahmerah to Oksibil and the single aircraft was carrying a load of various goods for a total weight of 1,225 kilos. After passing Oksibil, the aircraft continued to the north at an altitude of 7,100 feet and collided with the south slope of Mt Botak located about 10 km north of Oksibil. The wreckage was found in a dense wooded area and the pilot was killed.

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

Date & Time: Dec 18, 2016 at 0609 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A-1334
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Timika – Wamena
MSN:
4785
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Boeing 737-347 in Wamena

Date & Time: Sep 13, 2016
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YSY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jayapura – Wamena
MSN:
23597/1287
YOM:
24
Flight number:
TGN7321
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The 30 years old B737 and its three crew members were performing a cargo flight from Jayapura to Wamena, carrying a load of 15,3 tons of various goods (diesel and fuel drums, rice, sugar, etc.). The final approach to Wamena was performed in poor weather conditions with a cloud base estimated between 150 and 200 feet. After a visual approach (Wamena Airport is a VFR Airfield only), the aircraft landed hard on runway 15. It appears that the left main gear collapsed while the right main gear was sheared off. The aircraft then slid on its belly and both engine for several yards before coming to rest on the right side of the runway. All three crew members were unhurt while the aircraft is damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX in Lolat

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2016 at 0758 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RCK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wamena – Lolat
MSN:
208B-5149
YOM:
2014
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
53
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane left Wamena Airport at 0739LT bound for Lolat with two passengers, one pilot and a load of building materials for a total weight of 1,190 kilos. Upon arrival in Lolat, the aircraft hit the roof of a wooded house and crashed in flames. All three occupants were able to vacate the cabin before the aircraft would be destroyed by fire. Three people in the house were wounded.

Crash of an ATR42-300 near Oksibil: 54 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2015 at 1455 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YRN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jayapura - Oksibil
MSN:
102
YOM:
28
Flight number:
TGN257
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
49
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
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.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC750XL in Ninia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 12, 2015 at 0845 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-KIG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wamena – Ninia
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft left Wamena at 0745LT for a 20 minutes flight to Ninia. Upon arrival, strong winds forced to crew to follow a holding pattern and some 40 minutes later, the pilot attempted to land. According to the Kompass website, it appears the aircraft landed long (some half way down the runway) and was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, hit a pile of wood and went down an embankment before coming to rest. Five occupants were injured while the flight engineer (copilot) was killed.