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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 12 April 2005
Time:ca 12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:GT Air
Registration: PK-LTZ
C/n / msn: 23
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Enarotali (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Timika-Moses Kilangin (Tembagapura) Airport (TIM/WABP), Indonesia
Destination airport:Enarotali Airport (EWI/WABT), Indonesia
The Twin Otter plane left Timika at 11:50 and was expected to have arrived in Enarotali at 12:15. The wreckage was found April 17. Enarotali Airport is located at an elevation of 5500 feet.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Timika-Moses Kilangin (Tembagapura) Airport to Enarotali Airport as the crow flies is 89 km (55 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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