Date & Time: Aug 9, 2008 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-6 (Porter & Turbo Porter)
Landing (descent or approach)
Wamena - Ndundu
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While approaching Ndundu in marginal weather conditions, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a dense wooded area. SAR arrived on scene a day later at 0520LT. Aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed. It appears that pilot continued flying under VFR procedures in IMC conditions. Aircraft hit a mountain slope near the Ndundu Pass, at an altitude of 6,400 feet.
VFR flight into IMC conditions.