Accident Cessna 208 Caravan 675 PK-SMW, Friday 23 June 2023
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Date:Friday 23 June 2023
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208 Caravan 675
Owner/operator:SAM Air
Registration: PK-SMW
MSN: 20800609
Year of manufacture:2018
Total airframe hrs:4800 hours
Cycles:6320 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:12 km S of Elelim -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Elelim Airport (ELR)
Destination airport:Poik Airstrip
Investigating agency: NTSC
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Cessna 208 Caravan 675 of SAM Air impacted a forested mountain ridge at an elevation of about 5,600 feet. The aircraft caught fire and all six occupants were killed.

The aircraft had departed Elelim at 10.53 local time on a domestic flight to Poik Airstrip.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSC
Report number: KNKT 23.06.11.04
Status: Preliminary report
Duration:
Download report: Preliminary report

Sources:

seputarpapua.com
detik.com


Statistics

  • 13th worst accident in 2023
  • 28th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 27th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2024 08:37 ASN Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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