Aviation safety investigations & reports

Brake fire - Wamena Airport, Irian Jaya, Indonesia - 06 March 2008, PK-VTQ, Transall C160NG, Flight data recorder readout - factual report

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has completed its technical analysis report of the flight recorder data recovery from the Transall C160-NG, registration PK-VTQ, on behalf of the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). The aircraft was destroyed by fire after landing at Wamena Airport, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

The NTSC of Indonesia is responsible for investigating this occurrence. The NTSC requested assistance from the ATSB in the recovery and analysis of information from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. In accordance with clause 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an Accredited Representative to assist the NTSC and initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB's Technical Analysis Report has been sent to the NTSC to assist its ongoing investigation. The NTSC is responsible for releasing a final investigation report regarding this occurrence.

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.

General details
Date: 06 March 2008   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 2300 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Wamena Airport, Irian Jaya    
State: International    
Release date: 22 September 2008   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model C160-NG  
Aircraft registration PK-VTQ  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Sentani Airport  
Destination Wamena Airport  
Last update 03 April 2020