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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 19 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Air Regional
Registration: PK-WAX
C/n / msn: 255
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mulia Airport (LII) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Wamena Airport (WMX/WAJW), Indonesia
Destination airport:Mulia Airport (LII/WABQ), Indonesia
Narrative:
While on approach to Mulia's runway 09, the Twin Otter was forced down by down draught. It landed hard, nose-first, groundlooped and came to rest in a ditch. Mulia's runway 09/27 gravel runway has a 10% down slope to the West and can only be used in one direction: 09 for landing and 27 for takeoff.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Aviation Letter


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Distance from Wamena Airport to Mulia Airport as the crow flies is 119 km (74 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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