During March 2015 three aircraft operating in Indonesia were involved in separate air safety occurrences:

  • Runway excursion – British Aerospace ATP-F, PK-DGI at Wamena airport, Papua, Indonesia on 31 March 2015
  • Runway excursion – Ayres S2R, PK-ELN at The Tajur Beras Airstrip, Kalimantan, Indonesia on 13 March 2015.
  • Hard Landing – Sikorsky S76C+, PK-FUP at Tanjung Dewa Island, East Kalimantan, Indonesia on 21 March 2015.

Investigations into the circumstances of these occurrences are being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) of Indonesia.

The NTSC requested assistance from the ATSB in the recovery of information from flight recorder equipment that was fitted to the aircraft. To facilitate this support and to provide the appropriate protections for the recorded information, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative in accordance with paragraph 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and commenced an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB successfully recovered data relating to the PK-DGI and PK-FUP occurrences and this information was provided to the NTSC in December 2015. Attempts to recover data from the AG‑NAV unit installed in PK-ELN were finalised in July 2016, however due to a damaged memory chip, no data for that occurrence was recovered.

The NTSC is responsible for releasing the final investigation report into these occurrences and can be contacted at:

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



The information contained in this web update is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.