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Last updated: 3 August 2021
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Date:Tuesday 14 May 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GTC
MSN: 579
First flight: 1961-05-24 (2 years)
Engines: 2 Alvis Leonides 531
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wamena Airport (WMX) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Wamena Airport (WMX/WAJW), Indonesia
Destination airport:Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ/WAJJ), Indonesia
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed at the north end of the runway in Wamena, Irian Jaya. Local speculation held that the plane was severely overloaded.



Photos

photo of Scottish-Aviation-Twin-Pioneer-3-PK-GTC
accident date: 14-05-1963
type: Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3
registration: PK-GTC
photo of Scottish-Aviation-Twin-Pioneer-3-PK-GTC
accident date: 14-05-1963
type: Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3
registration: PK-GTC
photo of Scottish-Aviation-Twin-Pioneer-3-PK-GTC
accident date: 14-05-1963
type: Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3
registration: PK-GTC
 

Map
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 Wamena Airport to Jayapura-Sentani Airport as the crow flies is 241 km (151 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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