Date & Time: May 25, 2002 at 0700 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Nabire – Enarotali
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising in poor weather conditions at an altitude of 7,800 feet, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located about 50 km from Nabire. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to heavy rain falls and the mountain struck by the aircraft was shrouded in mist.
Controlled flight into terrain.