CFIT Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 PK-BRO, Monday 29 June 2009
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Date:Monday 29 June 2009
Time:16:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Aviastar Mandiri
Registration: PK-BRO
MSN: 756
Year of manufacture:1981
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:ca 19 km SSE of Wamena Airport (WMX) -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dekai Airport (DEK)
Destination airport:Wamena Airport (WMX/WAJW)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
An Aviastar Mandiri de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 turboprop plane flew into the side of a mountain during domestic cargo flight from Dekai to Wamena (WMX).
The airplane departed Dekai about 15:30 carrying 1600 kg of cargo. The flight was in radio contact with Wamena from 15:54 until 16:00. Then contact was lost. The wreckage was sighted about a day later. The Papua Search and Rescue Team announced that the plane had crashed into a mountain slope in Tangma District, 9,600 feet above sea level.
Wamena Airport is situated at the Baliem Valley with an airport elevation of 5085 feet and surrounded by mountains up to 12.000 feet high. The only navigation aid available is NDB " ZW". The instrument approach procedure is not available for this aerodrome. This aerodrome is VFR operation only.

Sources:

Tiga Awak Pesawat Aviastar Dipastikan Tewas (Okezone, 2-7-2009)
Rescue Team Sent to Papua Plane Crash Site (Tempo Interatif, 1-7-2009)
Plane on Food Mission Goes Missing in Papua (Jakarta Globe, 29-6-2009)

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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Homer Airport, AK (HOM/PAHO); July 2004

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