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Crash of a PZL-Mielec M28-05PI Skytruck near Wami: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 27, 2010 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P-4204
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nabire – Ambon – Ujung Pandang – Jakarta
MSN:
AJE003-07
YOM:
2004
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Nabire Airport at 1555LT and was carrying three police officers and two pilots who were returning to Jakarta after they delivered aid to the victims of Wasior floods in West Papua. Two intermediate stops were scheduled in Ambon and Ujung Pandang (Makassar). En route, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near Wami, most probably due to poor weather conditions. The wreckage was found a day later and all five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Casa NC-212-AB4 Aviocar 200 in Bandanaira

Date & Time: Jun 5, 2006 at 1013 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-NCL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ambon - Bandanaira
MSN:
185/34N
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
MZ9971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on wet runway 10/28 at Bandanaira Airport, the aircraft skidded then veered off runway to the right. While contacting soft ground, the undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft came to rest, broken in two. All 18 occupants escaped with minor injuries. The accident occurred in heavy rain falls.

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar 20 in Ambon: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1997 at 1157 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-NCS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Langgur - Ambon
MSN:
201/41N
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
MZ7979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The departure from Langgur was delayed for few hours due to technical problems with the right engine, so it was decided to ferry the airplane to Ambon for repairs. On final approach to Ambon-Pattimura Airport in light rain and mist, the aircraft stalled and crashed 270 metres short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine on final approach for unknown reasons.

Crash of an Avro 748-402-2B in Ambon

Date & Time: Jul 11, 1996 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-IHN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ambon - Manado
MSN:
1794
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
43
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Ambon-Pattimura Airport, just before Vr, one of the engine failed. The captain abandoned the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking manoeuvre. Unable to stop with the remaining distance (the runway surface was wet), the aircraft overran and came to rest 180 metres further against a dyke. All 48 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Fokker F28 Fellowship 3000 in Sorong: 41 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 1993
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-GFU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jakarta - Surabaya - Ujung Pandang - Ambon - Sorong
MSN:
11131
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
MZ724
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
41
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Ambon, the crew was cleared to descend to Sorong-Jefman Airport. On final, the pilot encountered poor visibility due to heavy rain falls and failed to realize his altitude was insufficient. On short final, the aircraft struck a promontory located 3,000 feet short of runway 22. Upon impact, the left main gear was torn off and the aircraft crashed in shallow water. Two passengers were rescued while 41 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
For unknown reasons, the crew continued the approach at an insufficient altitude until the aircraft impacted a promontory and crashed.

Crash of a Vickers 816 Viscount in Ambon: 70 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1992 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RVU
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jakarta - Surabaya - Ujung Pandang - Ambon
MSN:
434
YOM:
1959
Flight number:
RI660
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
63
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
70
Circumstances:
On approach to Ambon-Pattimura Airport, the crew encountered bad weather conditions with heavy rain falls. At an altitude of 2,300 feet, the four engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Lalaboy located 14 km southwest of runway 04 threshold. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 70 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew was approaching the airport at an insufficient altitude, maybe following instrument misreading or malfunction.

Crash of a Vickers 828 Viscount in Ambon

Date & Time: Jan 11, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-MVG
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
445
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The landing at Ambon-Pattimura Airport was completed in heavy rain falls. After landing, the four engine aircraft encountered difficulties to stop, overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. All 12 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander off Bula: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 5, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-KNF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ambon - Bula
MSN:
745
YOM:
1975
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While descending to Bula Airport on a cargo flight from Ambon, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Ambon: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-KCA
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
404-0006
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while approaching Ambon-Pattimura Airport. Four passengers were seriously injured while seven other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-240-23 in Ambon

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-GCE
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
175
YOM:
1950
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing at Ambon-Pattimura Airport. There were no casualties while the aircraft was written off.