ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208 Caravan 675 PK-SMW Elelim
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 23 June 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan 675
Operator:SAM Air
Registration: PK-SMW
MSN: 20800609
First flight: 2018
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) from Elelim (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Elelim Airport (ELR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Ilaga Airport (ILA/WABL), Indonesia
A Cessna 208 Caravan 675 of SAM Air crashed in a forested mountainous area. 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 Ilaga. The accident occurred 12 km from the departure airfield.



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Distance from Elelim Airport to Ilaga Airport as the crow flies is 196 km (122 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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