Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 off Sentani: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-MEC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura - Mamit
MSN:
100-0026
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Jayapura-Sentani Airport, while climbing, the pilot sent a brief mayday message when he lost control of the airplane that crashed in Sentani Lake, two minutes after takeoff. The wreckage was found at a depth of 13 meters and the pilot, sole on board, was 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 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 BAe ATP-F in Wamena

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2015 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-DGB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2029
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing on runway 33 at Wamena Airport in rainy conditions, the aircraft skidded on runway, went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest with the left main gear collapsed, the nose and the right main gear partially sheared off. Both crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears the weather conditions worsened on final approach with heavy rain and turbulence. Also, the crew continued the approach while the aircraft was unstable, causing to be not properly aligned with the runway centerline.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Tual: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2014 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-IWT
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura – Tual – Ambon – Surabaya
MSN:
31-7752090
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On final approach to Tual Airport in bad weather conditions, twin engine aircraft hit tree tops and crashed few km short of runway. All four occupants were killed. They were performing a flight from Jayapura-Sentani Airport to Surabaya with intermediate stops in Tual and Ambon.

Crash of a BAe ATP in Wamena

Date & Time: May 31, 2013 at 0709 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-DGI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jayapura - Wamena
MSN:
2027
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful cargo flight from Jayapura, crew started the descent to Wamena runway 15. In marginal weather conditions, aircraft crossed the last cloud layer with a visibility of 5 km but was unstable on final approach. After landing, while decelerating, nose gear collapsed. Aircraft veered to the left, lost its nose gear which was sheared off and went through a grassy and muddy area. Aircraft slid for about 50 meters before coming to rest. While all three crew were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a PAC 750XL in Abmisibil: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 2011 at 0740 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RCD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jayapura - Abmisibil
MSN:
149
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
After landing on a wet runway at Abmisibil Airport, aircraft skidded, went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in flames into a ravine. The pilot was killed and a passenger died few hours later. All three other occupants were seriously injured and aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Wamena

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2010 at 1251 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4L-IFE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jayapura-Wamena
MSN:
12703
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
17000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
700
Aircraft flight hours:
16795
Circumstances:

After landing, aircraft did not stopped as expected. It overrun runway 15, lost its nose gear and hit a concrete pillar with its right wing before coming to rest 200 metres further on. All three occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Mulia: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 2, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P-4202
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jayapura-Mulia
MSN:
AJE003-04
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:

While descending to Mulia, the aircraft crashed in a mountainous area located 33 kilometres northwest from Mulia. Crew was delivering logistics support to Puncak Jaya police department. After two days, no trace of the aircraft was found.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Oksibil: 15 killed

Date & Time: Aug 2, 2009 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-NVC
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jayapura - Oksibil
MSN:
626
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
MZ9760D
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Captain / Total flying hours:
8387
Captain / Total hours on type:
8387.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1207
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1207
Aircraft flight hours:
27336
Circumstances:
On the morning of Sunday, 2 August 2009, a de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, registered PK-NVC, operated by PT. Merpati Nusantara Airlines as flight number MZ-7960D, departed from Sentani Airport, Jayapura for Oksibil Airport. The flight was planned in accordance with the visual flight rules (VFR). There were 15 persons on board; two pilots, one engineer, 10 adult passengers and two infants. The estimated flight time was 50 minutes. The fuel on board was sufficient for 2 hours and 50 minutes flight time. About 15 minutes prior to the estimated time of arrival at Oksibil the crew of another aircraft informed the Twin Otter crew that the weather in the Oksibil area was partly cloudy. There were no further reports of radio transmissions from the Twin Otter, and it did not arrive at Oksibil. A search was initiated at the time the aircraft would have run out of fuel. On the morning of 4 August 2009, searchers located the wreckage of the Twin Otter at an elevation of about 9,300 feet about 6 Nm from Oksibil. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces, and all of the occupants were fatally injured.
Probable cause:
The pilots did not maintain visual flight procedures when flying below lowest safe altitude, and the aircraft was flown into cloud in the vicinity of gap north west of Oksibil.
In conclusion, the accident was consistent with controlled flight into terrain.
Final Report: