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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 737-4Q8 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:
Jakarta – 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:
On 1 January 2007, a Boeing Company 737-4Q8 aircraft, registered PK-KKW, operated by Adam SkyConnection Airlines (AdamAir) as flight number DHI574, was on a scheduled passenger flight from Surabaya (SUB), East Java to Manado (MDC), Sulawesi, at FL350 (35,000 feet) when it disappeared from radar. The aircraft departed from Djuanda Airport, Surabaya at 05:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) under the instrument flight rules (IFR), with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) at Sam Ratulangi Airport, Manado of 08:14. The fuel endurance on departure from Surabaya was hours 30 minutes, and the crew had flight planned for an alternate of Gorontalo (GTO). The pilot in command (PIC) was the pilot flying for the sector to Manado and the copilot was the monitoring/support pilot. There were 102 people on board; two pilots, 4 cabin crew, and 96 passengers comprised of 85 adults, 7 children and 4 infants.
Probable cause:
The following findings were identified:
1) Flight crew coordination was less than effective. The PIC did not manage the task sharing; crew resource management practices were not followed.
2) The crew focused their attention on troubleshooting the Inertial Reference System (IRS) failure and neither pilot was flying the aircraft.
3) After the autopilot disengaged and the aircraft exceeded 30 degrees right bank, the pilots appeared to have become spatially disoriented.
4) The AdamAir syllabus of pilot training did not cover complete or partial IRS failure.
5) The pilots had not received training in aircraft upset recovery, including spatial disorientation.
Other Causal Factors:
1) At the time of the accident, AdamAir had not resolved the airworthiness problems with the IRS that had been reoccurring on their Boeing 737 fleet for more than 3 months.
2) The AdamAir maintenance engineering supervision and oversight was not effective and did not ensure that repetitive defects were rectified.
Final Report:

Crash of a Boeing 737-4Y0 in Ujung Pandang

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2006 at 2035 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-LIJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jakarta - 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:
Following an uneventful flight from Jakarta, the crew started the descent to Makassar (Ujung Pandang) Airport. On approach to runway 31, flaps were selected down from 15° to 30° when the captain observed an asymmetrical condition between both flaps and decided to set back at 15° and to continue the approach in such conditions. The aircraft landed hard to the left of the runway centerline and bounced twice. Out of control, it veered off runway, lost its right main gear and came to rest few dozen metres further. All 164 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair as the left main gear punctured the fuel tank and the fuselage was deformed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the asymmetrical flaps condition on approach is undetermined. Since all the conditions were clearly not met, the pilots should have made the decision to initiate a go-around procedure.

Crash of a Fokker F28 Friendship 4000 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
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Kendari-Wolter Monginsidi Airport, at Vr speed, the cargo door warning light illuminated on the cockpit panel. The captain decided to abort and initiated an emergency braking procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest 200 metres further. All 64 occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Grumman HUI-16A Albatross off Makassar: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1986
Operator:
Registration:
IR-0222
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
G-441
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances the Makassar Harbor. Five crew members were killed and three others were injured.

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.