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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 25 May 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Trigana Air Service
Registration: PK-YPZ
C/n / msn: 458
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) from Nabire (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nabire Airport (NBX/WABI), Indonesia
Destination airport:Enarotali Airport (EWI/WABT), Indonesia
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed in conditions of heavy rain while on a flight carrying basic supplies for the isolated town.

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Enrique Abeledo
» Surabaya Post
» The Jakarta Post


Photos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 LV-LSJ
TAPSA DHC-6-300 LV-LSJ prior to being exported to Indonesia
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nabire Airport to Enarotali Airport as the crow flies is 114 km (71 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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