UI de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 PK-YRU,
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Date:Monday 25 June 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Trigana Air Service
Registration: PK-YRU
MSN: 685
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kenyam Airstrip -   Indonesia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Wamena Airport (WMX/WAJW)
Destination airport:Kenyam Airstrip
After landing, the plane was shot at by Papua separatists. The airframe sustained bullet holes. The captain was injured as a result of a gunshot.
The aircraft carried 18 personnel who were to be deployed to guard a local election to be held on June 27, 2018.

This was the second such incident in three days time.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
1 June 2007 PK-YRU Trigana Air Service 0 Mulia Airport (LII) sub
Runway excursion
2 December 2010 PK-YRU Trigana Air Service 0 Jayapura-Sentani Airport, Papua min
Collision with other aircraft on apron
11 January 2015 PK-YRU Trigana Air Service 0 Enarotali Airport (EWI) sub
Runway excursion
23 January 2023 PK-SMS SAM Air 0 Beoga Airport, Puncak, Papua min
Runway excursion
18 June 2023 PK-SMS SAM Air 0 Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ/WAPP) min
Runway excursion

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