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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145298
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Time:ca 17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC6T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter
Owner/operator:Susi Air
Registration: PK-VVQ
C/n / msn: 965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ritan, Kalimantan Timur, Kutai Kartanegara -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport (BPN/WALL)
Destination airport:Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport (BPN/WALL)
A Susi Air Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter, performing a mining photo survey flight, crashed near Ritan, East Kalimantan, Kutai Kartanegara district, killing both occupants, approx. 5 hours after takeoff.
ATC contact was lost at 17:22 LT after the pilot reported to attempt an emergency landing due to engine problems.

The engine flamed out caused by lack of fuel supply from main fuel tank to the engine. The pilot likely fixated on the survey flight execution and lost awareness of his fuel situation. The transfering of fuel from the auxiliary tank was not performed during the flight as required. The combination of inexperience of the pilot related to survey flying, fatigue and the highly demanding survey operator contributed to this sequence of events.



photo: NTSC

Revision history:

26-Apr-2012 03:16 TB Added
26-Apr-2012 03:21 TB Updated [Date, Narrative]
26-Apr-2012 03:53 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
26-Apr-2012 04:28 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
16-May-2012 07:28 Hirurg Updated [Source]
18-May-2012 13:56 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2012 12:17 TB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2013 19:49 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2014 18:21 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Narrative]

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