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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 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 212 Aviocar in Bandanaira

Date & Time: Jun 5, 2006 at 1013 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-NCL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Amboine-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:

The aircraft skidded and veered off on landing on runway 10/28. The accident occurred in heavy rain falls. All occupants escaped without serious injury but the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar in Ambone: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1997 at 1157 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-NCS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Langgur-Amboine
MSN:
201/41N
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
MZ7979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3

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.