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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Dagi Baru

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2021 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PK-RVH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dekai - Dagi Baru
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Dekai-Nop Goliat Airport for a short cargo flight to the Dagi Baru Airstrip with two pilots on board. Weather conditions were considered as good upon arrival. After landing, the aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest down a ravine. Both occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Bilogai: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2021 at 0737 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-OTW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nabire – Bilogai
MSN:
493
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Nabire Airport at 0640LT on a cargo flight to Bilogai, carrying three crew members and a load of building materials. On approach to Bilogai-Sugapa Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions when the aircraft impacted trees and crashed on the slope of a mountain. The wreckage was found about three hours later at an altitude of 2,400 metres some 3,4 km west of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 off Sentani: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-MEC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura - Mamit
MSN:
100-0026
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Jayapura-Sentani Airport, while climbing, the pilot sent a brief mayday message when he lost control of the airplane that crashed in Sentani Lake, two minutes after takeoff. The wreckage was found at a depth of 13 meters and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 near Kampung Mamontoga: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 18, 2019 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-CBC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Timika - Ilaga
MSN:
950
YOM:
2016
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Timika Airport at 1036LT on a cargo flight to Ilaga, carrying one passenger, a crew of four and a load of 1,7 ton of rice. At 1054LT, the crew gave his ETA at Ilaga Airport when the contact was lost about six minutes later. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated. The wreckage was found four days later in a mountainous terrain, at an altitude of 4,115 meters, about 10 km from Kampung Mamontoga. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL near Oksibil: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2018 at 1420 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-HVQ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
144
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
At 1411LT, the crew contacted Oksibil Airport, reported his altitude at 7,000 feet and received the last weather bulletin for Oksibil. Nine minutes later, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in a dense wooded area located in the region of Oksibil. A 12-year old boy was injured while eight other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-301F in Wamena

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2017 at 1239 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YGG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Timika – Wamena
MSN:
23743/1510
YOM:
5
Flight number:
TMG103
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Timika, carrying a load of various goods, among them building materials. Following an uneventful approach, the airplane bounced twice upon landing on runway 15. It then veered off runway to the left and while contacting a soft ground, lost its both main gears before coming to rest on its belly with the right engine partially sheared off. All five crew members evacuated safely while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter near Wamena: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2017 at 1110 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RCX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wamena – Derakma
MSN:
922
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Wamena Airport at 1100LT with three passengers, two crew members and 508 kg of various goods. Ten minutes later, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain at an altitude of 2,300 meters. It was scheduled to arrive at Derakma at 1125LT. The wreckage was found a day later by the crew of a helicopter. All five occupants have been killed. At the time of the accident, VMC conditions prevailed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan I near Oksibil: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 12, 2017 at 1245 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-FSO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tanahmerah – Oksibil
MSN:
208-0313
YOM:
1999
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a cargo flight from Tanahmerah to Oksibil and the single aircraft was carrying a load of various goods for a total weight of 1,225 kilos. After passing Oksibil, the aircraft continued to the north at an altitude of 7,100 feet and collided with the south slope of Mt Botak located about 10 km north of Oksibil. The wreckage was found in a dense wooded area and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Wamena: 13 killed

Date & Time: Dec 18, 2016 at 0609 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A-1334
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Timika – Wamena
MSN:
4785
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Timika-Moses Kilangin Airport at 0535LT bound for Wamena. While approaching Wamena, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions and the aircraft descended through several cloud layers when it impaxted a hilly terrain about four minutes before ETA at 0613LT. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 13 occupants were killed. The wreckage was found less than 2 km southeast from runway 33 threshold.

Crash of a Boeing 737-347 in Wamena

Date & Time: Sep 13, 2016 at 0733 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-YSY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jayapura – Wamena
MSN:
23597/1287
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
TGN7321
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
23823
Captain / Total hours on type:
9627.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
650
Copilot / Total hours on type:
480
Aircraft flight hours:
59420
Aircraft flight cycles:
48637
Circumstances:
On 13 September 2016, a Boeing 737-300 Freighter, registered PK-YSY was being operated by PT. Trigana Air Service on a scheduled cargo flight from Sentani Airport, Jayapura (WAJJ) to Wamena Airport, Wamena (WAVV), Papua, Indonesia. Approximately 2130 UTC, during the flight preparation, the pilot received weather information which stated that on the right base runway 15 of Wamena Airport, on the area of Mount Pikei, low cloud was observed with the cloud base was increasing from 200 to 1000 feet and the visibility was 3 km. At 2145 UTC, the aircraft departed Sentani Airport with flight number IL 7321 and cruised at altitude 18,000 feet. On board the aircraft was two pilots and one Flight Operation Officer (FOO) acted as loadmaster. The aircraft carried 14,913 kg of cargo. The Pilot in Command (PIC) acted as Pilot Flying (PF) while the Second in Command (SIC) acted as Pilot Monitoring (PM). There was no reported or recorded aircraft system abnormality during the flight until the time of occurrence. After passing point MALIO, the aircraft started to descend. The pilot observed the weather met the criteria of Visual Meteorological Condition (VMC). The pilots able to identify another Trigana flight from Sentani to Wamena in front of them. While passing altitude 13,500 feet, approximately over PASS VALLEY, the Wamena Tower controller instructed the pilot to report position over JIWIKA. When the aircraft position was over point JIWIKA, the Wamena Tower controller informed to the pilot that the flight was on sequence number three for landing and instructed the pilot to make orbit over point X, which located at 8 Nm from runway 15. The pilot made two orbits over Point X to make adequate separation with the aircraft ahead prior to received approach clearance. About 7,000 feet (about 2,000 feet above airport elevation), the pilot could not identify visual checkpoint mount PIKEI and attempted to identify a church which was a check point of right base runway 15. The pilot felt that the aircraft position was on right side of runway centerline. About 6,200 feet (about 1,000 feet above airport elevation), the PF reduced the rate of descend and continued the approach. The PM informed to the PF that runway was not in sight and advised to go around. The PF was confident that the aircraft could be landed safely as the aircraft ahead had landed. Approximately 5,600 feet altitude (about 500 feet above airport elevation) and about 2 Nm from runway threshold the PF was able to see the runway and increased the rate of descend. The pilot noticed that the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) aural warning “SINK RATE” active and the PF reduced the rate of descend. While the aircraft passing threshold, the pilot felt the aircraft sunk and touched down at approximately 125 meters from the beginning runway 15. The Flight Data Recorder recorded the vertical acceleration was 3.25 g on touchdown at 2230 UTC. Both of main landings gear collapsed. The left main landing gear detached and found on runway. The engine and lower fuselage contacted to the runway surface. The aircraft veer to the right and stopped approximately 1,890 meters from the beginning of the runway 15. No one was injured on this occurrence and the aircraft had substantially damage. Both pilots and the load master evacuated the aircraft via the forward left main cargo door used a rope.
Probable cause:
Refer to the previous aircraft that was landed safely, the pilot confidence that a safe landing could be made and disregarding several conditions required for go around.
Final Report: