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Date:Tuesday 9 September 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Enggang Air Service
Registration: PK-RSC
MSN: 208B2330
First flight: 2011
Total airframe hrs:2765
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Mulia Airport (LII) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ/WAJJ), Indonesia
Destination airport:Mulia Airport (LII/WABQ), Indonesia
The Cessna Grand Caravan operated on a non-scheduled flight from Sentani Airport to Mulia Airport.
Before the aircraft joined the initial approach pattern to Mulia the pilot was able to contact Mulia AFIS and received information which included that on the final and gap area which was about 2 nm of runway 08 were clear and the wind was westerly 8 knots.
The Mulia Airport was located at approximately 5,500 feet of elevation and 10% up slope runway which normally covered by clouds during the afternoon hours.
The aircraft touched down within the touchdown point of runway 08, then bounced and floated. After a second touchdown the aircraft started to veer to the left, the pilot recovered by applying reverse thrust and brakes, however the aircraft continued to veer to the left.
The aircraft stopped on the left side of the runway with left main and nose landing gear damaged and sunken into soft soil.
The engine was shut down and the passengers disembarked the aircraft normally. No persons were injured.

Probable Cause:

The investigation concluded that the contributing factors of this serious incident were;
- The illusion of the runway condition resulted to the pilot misinterpret the situation and late to flare on touchdown and bounced.
- The recovery action performed by the pilot resulted to the force that moved the aircraft further to the left and difficult to recover back to the runway centerline.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: KNKT.
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Runway excursion

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photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-PK-RSC
accident date: 09-09-2014
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: PK-RSC

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 Jayapura-Sentani Airport to Mulia Airport as the crow flies is 309 km (193 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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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions

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