Crash of a PAC Fletcher FU-24-950 in North Rawajitu: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 11, 2013 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-PNC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
North Rawajitu - North Rawajitu
MSN:
243
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot was engaged in a spraying mission on an oil palm plantation in the region of North Rawajitu, Lampung Province. Less than three minutes after take off, single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in a wooded area. Pilot was killed and aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Pasema district: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 9, 2011 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-VVE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wamena - Kenyam
MSN:
208-1287
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
1546
Captain / Total hours on type:
1315.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
927
Copilot / Total hours on type:
147
Aircraft flight hours:
3926
Aircraft flight cycles:
5267
Circumstances:
Aircraft was being operated on a non schedule cargo flight from Wamena to Kenyam, Papua. Flight was conducted under VFR and the pilot reported to ATC that the planned altitude was 9,500 feet. On board the aircraft were two pilots, a manifested load of diesel drums and grocery items, and a non-manifested load of 25 bags of rice weighing 827 lbs (375 kilos). The aircraft took off from Wamena runway 15 at 1217LT and ETA at Kenyam was 1247LT. Aircraft crashed around 1230LT in an isolated and wooded area in the Pasema district, and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Factors that contributed to the accident are as follows:
a. The aircraft was loaded to a weight in excess of the maximum certificated takeoff weight.
b. The aircraft climb performance was adversely affected by the aircraft being operated above the certificated maximum takeoff weight.
c. The aircraft approached high terrain along the proposed route at an altitude which was below that specified in the operator's route guide.
d. The aircraft entered a high rate of descent during a terrain avoidance maneuver.
e. Recovery from the abnormal flight path was not achieved before the aircraft collided with terrain.
Final Report:

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar near Tanjung Pinang: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2011 at 1342 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-ZAI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Batam - Tanjung Pinang
MSN:
120/18N
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
13027
Captain / Total hours on type:
3311.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2577
Copilot / Total hours on type:
152
Aircraft flight hours:
29990
Aircraft flight cycles:
35128
Circumstances:
On 12 February 2011, a CASA C212-100 aircraft, registered PK-ZAI, operated by Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC), departed from Hang Nadim Airport, Batam (BTH/WIDD) at 1318 LT (0618 UTC)1 for a test flight following an engine replacement to the engine number one. The test flight was conducted over Tanjung Pinang Island area. There were five persons on board consisted of two pilots, and three company engineers. At 0628 UTC the aircraft appeared on Tanjung Pinang Approach radar display and was flying toward Tanjung Pinang area. Tanjung Pinang Approach controller informed that the aircraft was identified flying over Tanjung Pinang at 2000 feet. At 0633 UTC the aircraft received clearance to climb to 4000 feet. At 0644 UTC the aircraft disappeared from Tanjung Pinang radar display. The last position of the aircraft identified on the radar display was on 16 miles radial 010º from Tanjung Pinang airport. Tanjung Pinang Approach controller could not communicate with the PK-ZAI. At 0705 UTC, the controller requested relay by another aircraft to search PK-ZAI. The other aircrafts could not communicate with PK-ZAI. At 0706 UTC Tanjung Pinang Approach controller received information from Indonesian Air Force Base at Gunung Bintan that an aircraft had crashed at Gunung Kijang forest, Bintan Island. After receiving the information, Tanjung Pinang Airport staff coordinated with SAR Bureau, local police, and Indonesian Army for search and rescue operation. The aircraft was found at Gunung Kijang forest, Bintan Island at coordinate 1° 10’ 45” N; 104° 34’ 22” E, about 30 km north of Tanjung Pinang Airport. All occupants were fatally injured in this accident. The aircraft was substantially damaged.
Probable cause:
Factors contributed to the accident are as follows:
• The flight test was not properly well prepared; there was no flight test plan.
• The current and applicable CMM is dissimilar the According to the CASA 212-100 and Garrett TPE331-5 Maintenance Manuals related to flight test requirement after the change of only one engine.
• The left engine was shut down using normal/ ground shut down procedure. It used the fuel shut off switches off followed by pulling the Power Lever rearward to reverse, as indicated by the propeller pitch.
• The right engine most likely shut down by wind milling prior the impact, it was indicated the propellers piston distance position to the cylinder was about normal flight range position and no indication of rotating impact on the blades.
• The Casa Service Bulletin No. 212-76-07 Revision 1 issued dated 23 December 1991 (Anti Reverse) that applicable for Casa 212 -100/200, was not incorporated to this aircraft.
• The PIC with pareses or paralysis vestibular organ or system could not response normally to the three dimensional motion or movement. This condition may the subject more sensitive to suffer Spatial Disorientation (SDO). The SDO is the pilot could not perceived rightly his position motion and attitude to the earth horizontal or to his aircraft or other aircraft and could as the dangerous precondition for unsafe action.
• The Director (DGCA) decree No 30/II/200 issued on 20 February 2009 stated that for issuing medical certificate for pilot after 60th birthday require several additional medical examination items. Point 1.b of this decree states the Video Nystagmography examination.(differed the ICAO Doc 8984).
Final Report:

Crash of a PAC Fletcher FU-24 in Indonesia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 11, 2007 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-PNB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
248
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

While performing a spraying flight, aircraft crashed in a palm grove. Pilot killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Indonesia: 12 killed

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2006 at 0800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YPY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mulia-Ilaga
MSN:
535
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:

The aircraft was making a special flight from Mulia to Ilaga for the regency administration to visit several districts in the Irian Jaya region. While flying at 10,500 feet, the aircraft struck the peak of Puncak Jaya. Rescue teams found the debris of the aircraft the next day. All 12 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in Indonesia

Date & Time: Jan 18, 2002 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YPC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nabire-Bugalaga
MSN:
726
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
8500
Circumstances:

While landing on runway 06, the aircraft bounced twice and veered off before coming to rest. Both pilots escaped unharmed. Crew completed tha landing roll with tail wind component and the runway was in bad condition at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar in Indonesia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 1995 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-ZAG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medan-Meulobah-Siabang-Gunung Antara
MSN:
158/28N
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
MZ1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1