Accident CASA/Nurtanio NC-212 Aviocar 200 PK-PCM, Tuesday 2 January 1990
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Date:Tuesday 2 January 1990
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
CASA/Nurtanio NC-212 Aviocar 200
Owner/operator:Pelita Air Service
Registration: PK-PCM
MSN: 217/57N
Year of manufacture:1983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Banten Bay, Java Sea -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP)
Destination airport:Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP/WIHH)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
An Aviocar passenger plane of Pelita Air Service was en route between Palembang and Jakarta, Indonesia, when the no. 2 engine failed. Altitude could not be maintained and the airplane began a gradual descent over sea. All luggage and two ground fire extinguishers were thrown overboard, but the descent was not arrested. Eventually a ditching became inevitable. The airplane came down in the northern part of Banten Bay, approx 90 km WNW from Jakarta.

It is understood that the takeoff weight on departure from Palembang was 18,192 lb, which was over the 16,160 lb maximum takeoff weight. The weight of two ground fire extinguishers and a GPU which were carried on board as cargo were probably underestimated.

Sources:

ICAO Adrep Summary 1/96 (#36)
National Transportation Safety Committee
New Straits Times - Jan 4, 1990
World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAA CAP479

Statistics

  • 49th worst accident in 1990
  • 24th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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