Date & Time: Dec 31, 2009 at 0826 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fletcher FU-24
Operator:
Registration:
PK-PNX
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ujung Tanjung - Jambi - Pangkal Pinang - Ketapang - Tangar
MSN:
187
YOM:
1970
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2892
Captain / Total hours on type:
641
Circumstances:
The pilot and one engineer were performing a ferry flight from Ujung Tanjung to Tangar with intermediate stop in Jambi, Pangkal Pinang and Ketapang. One minute after take off from runway 17 at Ketapang-Rahadi Oesman Airport, aircraft hit the roof of the local hospital and crashed in a parking lot. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Causes:
The investigation concluded that the aircraft engine was not in power during impact with the hospital roof. There was a corroded fuel pump, that indicated of contaminated fuel.
Findings:
• The aircraft was airworthy prior departure.
• The pilot was fit for flight.
• The booster pump was found of an evident of surface corrosion on the spring, plate and van pump indicated that contaminated fuel.
• Referred to the Fletcher Flight Manual and Pilot Operating Handbook chapter 3.10. Fuel System Failure, the booster pump must have been operated prior to flight.
• The propeller blades were on fine pitch and no sign of rotating impact. The engine was not in powered when hit the ground.
• No evidence damage related to the engine prior to the occurrence.
Final Report:
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