Aviation safety investigations & reports

Assistance to Indonesian NTSC - Collision with terrain, PK-LKS, B737-800, Denpasar, 13 April 2013

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 13 April 2013, an Indonesian registered B737-800 aircraft collided with water on approach to Denpasar Airport, Indonesia.

As the accident took place in Indonesia, the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) is responsible for investigating this occurrence, consistent with Indonesia’s obligations as State of Occurrence under Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation (Annex 13).

The NTSC requested ATSB assistance to seek weather and visibility reports from Australian flight crews operating into Denpasar close to the time of the accident.  To facilitate this support, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative in accordance with paragraph 5.23 of Annex 13 and, in order to protect the information supplied by the NTSC, commenced an external investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. The ATSB completed its work as accredited representative on 26 April 2013.

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: 13 April 2013   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0710 UTC   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Denpasar, Indonesia    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 01 May 2013   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model 737-800  
Aircraft registration PK-LKS  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Serious  
Departure point Bandung  
Destination Denpasar  
Last update 14 November 2018