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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73762
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk II
Owner/operator:Admal Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Registration: 9M-BDI
MSN: 17273772
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:42 NM NW of Depati Amir Airport, Pangkal Pinang, -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Batam-Hang Nadim Airport (BTH/WIDD)
Destination airport:Pangkalpinang Airport (PGK/WIPK)
On 16 November 2007, a Cessna 172 aircraft departed from Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, on a ferry flight to Pangkal Pinang (Depati Amir) Airport, Indonesia. There were two persons on board, 1 pilot and technician. The flight had originated at Subang Airport, Selangor, Malaysia and tracked via Johor Bahru and Batam, landing at each airport, but only refuelling at Batam.

-About 1.5 hours after departure from Batam, the pilot were en route to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. reported climbing above 1,500 feet, and 3 minutes later the pilot broadcast a MAYDAY, stating that he was looking for a place to land. At that time he reported that he was 49 miles from Pangkal Pinang and passing 7,500 feet. The pilot did not give a reason for the Mayday broadcast until 5 minutes later. He said that he had found a place to land and will call the tower after safe landing.

The pilot subsequently landed on a beach 42 NM north-west of Pangkal Pinang. During the landing roll, the nose wheel sank into soft sand and collapsed, resulting in the aircraft overturning.

The investigation found that the aircraft had fuel starvation due to fuel leak from the main fuel lining. Both Pilots and passenger are safe.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 04.L.2010.19.1 issued 8 March 2010 by NTSC to Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation
Safety recommendation 04.L.2010.19.1 issued 8 March 2010 by NTSC to Admal Sdn. BHD


Photo: NTSC

Revision history:

02-Apr-2010 12:20 harro Added
01-Dec-2019 15:14 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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