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Technical analysis assistance to the NTSC regarding the accident involving British Aerospace BAe146-300, PK-BRD, near Wamena Airport, West Papua, Indonesia, 9 April 2009

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The ATSB has completed its technical analysis report of the flight recorder data from a British Aerospace BAe146-300 aircraft, registered PK-BRD, on behalf of the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). The aircraft was operating a cargo transport flight from Jayapura to Wamena, West Papua, Indonesia when it collided with terrain following a rejected landing approach (go-around) at Wamena on 9 April 2009. All six people on board were fatally injured.

The National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) of Indonesia is responsible for investigating this occurrence. The NTSC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the recovery and analysis of information from the aircraft's 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.

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

The ATSB provided information to the NTSC during the course of the investigation and the ATSB's Technical Analysis Report has now been provided to the NTSC.

The NTSC is responsible for releasing a final investigation report on 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: 09 April 2009   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0743 WIT   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Wamena Airport, West Papua, Indonesia    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 22 June 2010   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model BAe146-300  
Aircraft registration PK-BRD  
Serial number E3189  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Jayapura, Indonesia  
Destination Wamena, Indonesia  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 6 0 0 6
Total: 6 0 0 6
Last update 03 April 2020