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Boeing 737-4Q8, PK-KKW, Makassar Strait, Sulawesi, Republic of Indonesia, 1 January 2007

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At Indonesia's request, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) appointed an accredited representative in accordance with Clause 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, to participate in the NTSC's investigation into the fatal accident in the Makassar Strait, Indonesia, involving a Boeing 737 operated by AdamAir.

The aircraft disappeared off radar and crashed into the ocean. The aircraft was destroyed and the two pilots, four flight attendants and 96 passengers on board were fatally injured.

Australia's accredited representative to the investigation worked closely with the NTSC throughout the investigation.

To protect the information supplied by the NTSC to the ATSB and investigative workload undertaken to assist the NTSC, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

On 25 March 2008, the NTSC published its final report into the accident on its website.

National Transportation Safety Committee
Ministry Of Transportation Republic Of Indonesia
Transportation Building 3rd Floor
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 5
Jakarta Pusat 10110

Phone  :  +62 21 384 7601
Email    :  knkt@dephub.go.id

Website: http://knkt.dephub.go.id/knkt/ntsc_home/ntsc.htm




Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

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General details
Date: 01 January 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0658 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Makassar Strait, Indonesia    
State: International    
Release date: 25 March 2008   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model 737-4Q8  
Aircraft registration PK-KKW  
Serial number 24070  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Djuanda Airport, Surabaya  
Departure time 0559 UTC  
Destination Sam Ratulangi Airport, Manado  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL 3856 13356
Co-Pilot/1st Officer Commercial 998 4200
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 6 96 0 102
Total: 6 96 0 102
Last update 03 April 2020