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Crash of a Boeing 737-4Y0 in Pontianak

Date & Time: Jun 1, 2012 at 1235 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-CJV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jakarta - Pontianak
MSN:
24689/1883
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
SJY188
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
155
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
25000
Circumstances:
The approach to Pontianak was unstable and really difficult due to turbulence and poor weather conditions. Aircraft landed on wet runway 15 and skidded. It eventually veered off runway to the left and went through a muddy field. Nose gear was sheared off while both main gears sunk, leaving both engines on the ground. While all 153 occupants were evacuated unhurt, aircraft was later declared as damaged beyond repair. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were as follow: wind from 230 at 22 knots, visibility 600 meters, few clouds at 900 feet, broken at 700 feet, CB's above the terrain and turbulence.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Muaritan: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 25, 2012 at 1730 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-VVQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Balikpapan - Balikpapan
MSN:
965
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
1912
Captain / Total hours on type:
81.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2397
Aircraft flight cycles:
3466
Circumstances:
The Pilatus Porter PC-6 aircraft operated by PT. Puji Astuti Aviation (Susi Air) registered PK-VVQ on Areal Survey Flight, departed from Sepinggan-Balikpapan to Melak Area on 25 April 2012 at 0440 UTC (Universal Time Coordinate) or 1240 LT. There were one pilot and one pasenger on board, the estimate flight endurance was seven hours. At 0505 the aircraft reported leaving Balikpapan Approach. At 0910 the aircraft was reported to Melak Radio on radial 060 at the altitude of 3,500 feet, and that it would be leaving Survey after a further twenty minutes. Melak Radio reported that the aircraft lost contact at 0930. At 0922 a text message was sent by the passenger to his employer stating “Run out of fuel, landing on road”. The Search and Rescue Bureau informed that a distress signal was tetected on 1025 at the position of 00 25’.02” N 116.02’.48”E. On 26 April 2012 at 1730 UTC the aircraft was found in Muaritan – Kecamatan Tabang, Kutai Karta Negara at the position 00 25’.03” N 116.01’.55”E. The aircraft was substantially damaged, the pilot and the passenger were fatally injured.
Probable cause:
The engine flamed out caused by lack of fuel supply from main fuel tank to the engine. The pilot likely fixated on the survey flight execution and lost awareness of his fuel situation. The transferring of fuel from the auxiliary tank was not performed during the flight as required. The combination of inexperience of the pilot related to survey flying, fatigue and the highly demanding survey operator contributed to this sequence of events.
Final Report:

Crash of a PAC Fletcher FU-24 in Ketapang: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 31, 2009 at 0826 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-PNX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ujung Tanjung - Jambi - Pangkal Pinang - Ketapang - Tangar
MSN:
187
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2892
Captain / Total hours on type:
641.00
Circumstances:
The pilot and one engineer were performing a ferry flight from Ujung Tanjung to Tangar with intermediate stop in Jambi, Pangkal Pinang and Ketapang. One minute after take off from runway 17 at Ketapang-Rahadi Oesman Airport, aircraft hit the roof of the local hospital and crashed in a parking lot. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Causes:
The investigation concluded that the aircraft engine was not in power during impact with the hospital roof. There was a corroded fuel pump, that indicated of contaminated fuel.
Findings:
• The aircraft was airworthy prior departure.
• The pilot was fit for flight.
• The booster pump was found of an evident of surface corrosion on the spring, plate and van pump indicated that contaminated fuel.
• Referred to the Fletcher Flight Manual and Pilot Operating Handbook chapter 3.10. Fuel System Failure, the booster pump must have been operated prior to flight.
• The propeller blades were on fine pitch and no sign of rotating impact. The engine was not in powered when hit the ground.
• No evidence damage related to the engine prior to the occurrence.
Final Report:

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar in Tanjung Bara

Date & Time: Jan 11, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-BRN
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
411/91N
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft landed hard, veered off runway into trees and was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Tarakan

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2006 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-RIE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Balikpapan-Tarakan
MSN:
22804
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
RI394
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
104
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Tarakan-Juwata Airport, the crew was informed of the poor visibility due to forrest fire and smoke. On landing, the aircraft veered off runway 06/24 (1,845 metres long), lost its undercarriage and one engine and eventually stopped. Nobody was injured but the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Tarakan: 7 killed

Date & Time: Nov 7, 2002 at 1027 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-VIZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tarakan-Long Bawan
MSN:
0697
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7

Crash of a Cessna 402A in Ketapang: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 8, 1991
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-WWE
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
402A-0002
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On final approach to Ketapang Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances few hundred metres short of runway threshold. A passenger was killed while eight other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK in Pontianak

Date & Time: Jan 19, 1973
Operator:
Registration:
PK-EHC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15684/27129
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight on behalf of the Pertamina Company. During the last segment, the airplane struck the runway 15 surface with its left wing. It went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest. While all four crew members escaped uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-20-DL in Tarakan

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
A65-7
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
9288
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
3605
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight to Tarakan Airfield. The landing was completed with a strong tail wind and after touchdown, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, veered off runway and came to rest in the bush. All three crew members were unhurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Landing with strong tail wind.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89 in Ketapang

Date & Time: Aug 16, 1938
Registration:
PK-AKU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6296
YOM:
1935
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot and his passenger, a photographer, were conducting a mapping mission over the West Kalimantan Region, Dutch Indies. En route, an engine failed. Both occupants tried to keep a safe altitude while throwing out all unnecessary items. Unfortunately, the pilot was unable to keep a minimum safe altitude and was eventually forced to attempt an emergency landing. While landing on a beach near Ketapang, the twin engine aircraft lost its both wings and came to rest. While both occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.