Date & Time: Apr 12, 2005 at 1058 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Timika – Enarotali
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft departed Timika-Moses Kilangin Airport at 1050LT on a 27-minutes flight to Enarotali, carrying 14 passengers and a crew of three. Some eight minutes into the flight, while cruising in poor weather conditions, the aircraft impacted hilly terrain. The wreckage was found two days later. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 17 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with low ceiling and rain falls.
Controlled flight into terrain.