ASN Aircraft accident CASA/Nurtanio NC-212 Aviocar 200 PK-TLF Kutacane-Alas Leuser Airport
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 29 September 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA/Nurtanio NC-212 Aviocar 200
Operator:Nusantara Buana Air
Registration: PK-TLF
MSN: 283/88N
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:11348
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R-521C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) E of Kutacane-Alas Leuser Airport (   Indonesia)
Crash site elevation: 1541 m (5056 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
Destination airport:Kutacane-Alas Leuser Airport, Indonesia
Flightnumber: 823
A CASA/Nurtanio NC-212 Aviocar 200 passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Bohorok, Sumatra, Indonesia. All 16 passengers and two crew members were killed.
The aircraft departed from Medan, Indonesia at 07:28 on a domestic flight to Kutacane. The estimated time of arrival was 07:58. The flight was conducted under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
At 07:32 the aircraft contacted the Medan Director controller and reported passing 4000 and climbing to 8000 feet. The estimated time of arrival at Kutacane was revised to 07:50 and the pilot requested to fly direct to point "PAPA".
At about 07:41 the crew attempted to established radio contact with Kutacane, but there was no reply. Radar contact was lost at 07:50. The wreckage was spotted in a forest on a mountainside at an elevation of 5055 feet. A rescue party arrived at the scene on October 1, finding that all aboard had died.

Probable Cause:

1. The flight was in VFR however both pilots agreed to fly into the cloud, consequently, the flight crew had lack of situation awareness due to loss of visual references to the ground and no or late recovery action prior to impact due to low visibility.
2. There was lack of good crew coordination due to steep cockpit transition gradient.
3. There was no checklist reading and crew briefing.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: KNKT.
Download report: Final report

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Metro TV News
» Kompas
» Indonesian Ministry of Transport

Follow-up / safety actions

NTSC issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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photo of CASA-Nurtanio-NC-212-Aviocar-200-PK-TLF
accident date: 29-09-2011
type: CASA/Nurtanio NC-212 Aviocar 200
registration: PK-TLF

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 Medan-Polonia Airport to Kutacane-Alas Leuser Airport as the crow flies is 91 km (57 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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