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South Sulawesi

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 on Mt Latimojong: 10 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2015 at 1515 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-BRM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Masamba – Makassar
MSN:
741
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
VIT7503
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Masamba-Andi Jemma Airport at 1425LT for a flight to Makassar with an ETA at 1539LT. Contact was lost around 1515LT when the aircraft was cruising at his assigned altitude of 8,000 feet in the center of South Sulawesi. The wreckage was eventually spotted on October 5. It appears the aircraft hit tree tops and apparently crashed in a mountainous area, near Mount Latimojong. The aircraft was destroyed and all 10 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-400 off Ujung Pandang: 102 killed

Date & Time: Jan 1, 2007 at 1459 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-KKW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Djakarta-Surabaya-Manado
MSN:
24070
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
DHI574
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
96
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
102
Captain / Total flying hours:
13356
Captain / Total hours on type:
3856.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4200
Copilot / Total hours on type:
998
Aircraft flight hours:
45371
Aircraft flight cycles:
26725
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Surabaya-Juanda airport at 1300LT for a 2 hours trip to Manado. Less than hour later, while cruising at 35,000 feet in very bad weather conditions, the crew send a message and radar contact was lost. Rescue teams found the debris of the aircraft after 10 days search only, few km off shore. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were very bad with strong winds (130 km/h) and heavy rain falls.

Crash of a Boeing 737-400 in Ujung Pandang

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2006 at 2035 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-LIJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Djakarta-Ujung Pandang
MSN:
24682
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
LNI792
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
157
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On appraoch to runway 31, the crew selected flaps from 15 to 30°. At this time, the pilot observed an asymmetrical condition between both flaps systems and decided to continue his approach with 15° flaps. On landing, the aircraft bounced twice, lost its right landing gear and came to rest on the runway. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair with fuselage punctured and landing gear sheared off.

Crash of a Fokker F28 in Kendari

Date & Time: May 15, 1998 at 1103 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-MGT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kendari-Ujung Pandang
MSN:
11193
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
MZ715
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
60
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of an Avro 748-2A-235 in Ujung Pandang

Date & Time: Feb 9, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-IHK
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1633
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
46
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a wrong approach configuration, the airplane landed very hard 985 metres past the runway 13 threshold. Upon touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane slid for several metres before coming to rest. All 51 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the approach was completed at an excessive speed and with a sink rate of 720 feet per minute.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina off Pomelaa Harbour: 9 killed

Date & Time: Oct 1, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
A24-67
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Darwin - Darwin
MSN:
1444
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a torpedo attack on enemy ships in Pomelaa Harbour when the aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea. Eight crew members were killed while two others were rescued. One of the survivor died a day later.
Crew (20th Squadron):
F/O Norman Falkner Dwyer, †
F/O Ronald Frank Dickinson, †
P/O Douglas Graham McDiarmed, †
Sgt Frank Haydock Thomson, †
Sgt Thomas Stephen McMahon, †
Cpl Samuel James Carnell, †
F/Lt Jack Robert Hyde, †
Lt Palgrave Ebden Carr,
F/Lt John Malcolm Barnes, †
W/Cdr Stanley Gordon Stilling. †
Probable cause:
Shot down by enemy fire.