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

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2014 at 1225 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-IWT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura – Langgur – Kendari – Surabaya
MSN:
31-7752090
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
2860
Captain / Total hours on type:
1045.00
Aircraft flight hours:
5859
Circumstances:
On 19 January 2014, a PA-31-350 Piper Chieftain, registered PK-IWT, was being operated by PT. Intan Angkasa Air Service, on positioning flight from Sentani Airport, Jayapura with intended destination of Juanda Airport, Surabaya for aircraft maintenance. The positioning flight was planned to transit at Dumatubun Airport Langgur of Tual, Maluku and Haluoleo Airport, Kendari at South East Sulawesi for refuelling. On the first sector, the aircraft departed Sentani Airport at 2351 UTC (0851 WIT) and estimated arrival at Langgur was 0320 UTC. On board on this flight was one pilot, two company engineers and one ground staff. At 0240 UTC the pilot contacted to the Langgur FISO, reported that the aircraft position was 85 Nm to Langgur Airport at altitude 10,000 feet and requested weather information. Langgur FISO acknowledged and informed that the weather was rain and thunderstorm and the runway in used was 09. When the aircraft passing 5,000 feet, the pilot contacted the Langgur FISO and reported that the aircraft position was 50 Nm from langgur and informed the estimated time of arrival was 0320 UTC. The Langgur FISO acknowledged and advised the pilot to contact when the aircraft was at long final runway 09. At 0318 UTC, the pilot contacted Langgur FISO, reported the position was 25 Nm to Langgur at altitude of 2,500 feet and requested to use runway 27. The Langgur FISO advised the pilot to contact on final runway 27. At 0325 UTC, Langgur FISO contacted the pilot with no reply. At 0340 UTC, Langgur FISO received information from local people that the aircraft had crashed. The aircraft was found at approximately 1.6 Nm north east of Langgur Airport at coordinate 5° 38’ 30.40” S; 132° 45’ 21.57” E. All occupants fatally injured and the aircraft destroyed by impact force and post impact fire. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire, several parts of the remaining wreckage such as cockpit could not be examined due to the level of damage. The aircraft was not equipped with flight recorders and the communication between ATC and the pilot was not recorded. No eye witness saw the aircraft prior to impact. Information available for the investigation was limited. The analysis utilizes available information mainly on the wreckage information including the information of the wings, engines and propellers.
Probable cause:
The investigation concluded that the left engine most likely failed during approach and the propeller did not set to feather resulted in significant asymmetric forces. The asymmetric forces created yaw and roll tendency and the aircraft became uncontrolled, subsequently led the aircraft to impact to the terrain.
Final Report:

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar 200 in Larat

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2011 at 1308 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-NCZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Langur - Larat
MSN:
274/79N
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
MNA9933
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7500
Captain / Total hours on type:
5500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
343
Copilot / Total hours on type:
72
Aircraft flight hours:
26935
Aircraft flight cycles:
30064
Circumstances:
The Casa 212-200 aircraft registered PK-NCZ operated by PT. Merpati Nusantara Airlines on a scheduled flight from Langur to Larat, touched down at 224 meters from runway 09, was bouncing twice to the left of runway centre line, out of the runway and stopped at 607 meters from runway 09 touch down area as final position, and 15 meters to the left of runway edge. The Pilot Flying was First Officer, and after second bouncing, PIC took over, and he tried to bring the aircraft to the centre line of the runway without success. The aircraft continued rolled to the shoulder away from the runway and stopped at the final position. This is the second landing at Larat runway on the same day. There were 15 passengers, 3 children, one baby, Pilot In Command, two First Officers, one First Officer was Pilot Flying from Langur to Larat, one engineer on board. One passenger was serious injured, another one passenger minor injured.
Final Report:

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 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.