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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 23 November 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Susi Air
Registration: PK-VVG
MSN: 208B1308
First flight: 2007
Total airframe hrs:4331
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bilogai/Sugapa Airport (ZGP) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Nabire Airport (NBX/WABI), Indonesia
Destination airport:Bilogai/Sugapa Airport (ZGP/WAYB), Indonesia
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan cargo plane, PK-VVG, was destroyed in an accident near Bilogai, Indonesia. The copilot was killed in the accident.
The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Nabire (NBX) to Bilogai, carrying a load of food, palm oil, and cement. The flight took off at 08:55 local time. On 09:42 the airplane overflew the touchdown zone of runway 27 at Bilogai. Suddenly an unauthorized person entered the shoulder of runway 27. The pilot in command decided to execute a go around. The airplane climbed away in a nose high attitude until it stalled. The Caravan fell to the right and impacted terrain.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES: "The aircraft was executed a Go Around due to a unauthorized person entering the shoulder of the runway 27, after go around, crew tried to avoid terrain impact, increasing the aircraft attitude more pitching up caused the angle of attack was higher and beyond a stall margins , finally stall just before impact."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: KNKT.
Download report: Final report

Loss of control


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSC issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-PK-VVG
accident date: 23-11-2011
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
registration: PK-VVG

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 Nabire Airport to Bilogai/Sugapa Airport as the crow flies is 175 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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