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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179750
Last updated: 11 January 2020
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Time:c. 10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic MA60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian MA60
Owner/operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MZG
C/n / msn: 0505
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Bima -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bima-Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU/WADB)
Destination airport:Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport (DPS/WADD)
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
The MA60 aircraft registered PK-MZG, was scheduled for a flight from Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport (DPS/WADD), Indonesia to Bima Airport (BMU/WADB) and return.
The flight back to Denpasar, MZ623, took-off from Bimu at 02.38 UTC (10:38 LT). While climbing past 6000 feet altitude, the left engine fire warning activated.
The flight crew performed actions to feather the propeller 1 minute 16 second after the warning and discharged the fire extinguisher bottle.
The pilots decided to return to Bima and landed safely at 03:00 UTC (11:00 LT), no one injured in this incident.

Contributing Factors:
The fire on the left engine was due to fuel leak on the fuel line fitting which was improperly tightened.
The delay of the pilot action had prolonged exposure the risk of the fire and jeopardize to the safety of the flight.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 04.M.2014.27.1 issued 12 December 2011 by NTSC to XiAn Aircraft Industry (Group) Company LTD
Safety recommendation 04.O.2014.27.1 issued 12 December 2011 by NTSC to Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Safety recommendation 04.O.2014.27.2 issued 12 December 2011 by NTSC to Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Safety recommendation 04.R.2014.27.1 issued 12 December 2011 by NTSC to DGCA Indonesia

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Sep-2015 17:56 harro Added
21-Sep-2015 18:19 harro Updated [Country]

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