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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Friday 17 November 2006
Time:ca 08:00
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:Trigana Air Service
Registration: PK-YPY
MSN: 535
First flight: 1977-03-29 (29 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puncak Jaya (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mulia Airport (LII/WABQ), Indonesia
Destination airport:Ilaga Airport (ILA/WABL), Indonesia
The Trigana aircraft was chartered by the regency administration to take officials to talk with residents in several districts. It flew into a mountain an altitude of 3,180 metres (10,500 feet). The wreckage was found the next morning.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Aircraft with 12 aboard missing in Papua (The Jakarta Post, 18-11-2006)


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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 Mulia Airport to Ilaga Airport as the crow flies is 47 km (29 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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