Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical assistance - Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), recovery of information from FDR and CVR

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 11 May 2011, the Indonesian National Transport Safety Committee (NTSC) requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in the recovery of information from the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of a XAC MA60 aircraft that impacted the sea on approach to Kaimana Airport, Papua Barat, Indonesia on 7 May 2011. The 21 passengers and 4 crew on-board the aircraft were fatally injured in the accident.

The NTSC is responsible for investigating this occurrence. 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 Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Download and analysis of the FDR and CVR was successful and both were found to contain good quality data including the entire accident flight. Support and information was provided to the NTSC during the course of the investigation and the ATSB's Technical Analysis Report was provided to the NTSC.

A final investigation report regarding this occurrence will be released by the NTSC.

The National Transport Safety Committee of Indonesia is responsible for releasing the investigation report.

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: 07 May 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0500 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Kaimana airport, West Papua, Indonesia    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 22 December 2011   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Xian MA60  
Aircraft registration PK-MZK  
Serial number 0603  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Serious  
Departure point Sorong airport, West Papua  
Destination Kaimana airport, West Papua  
Last update 03 April 2020