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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199192
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:01:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-220T Seneca V
Owner/operator:Air Transport Service (ATS)
Registration: PK-JKS
MSN: 34-49047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Poso City-Kasiguncu Airport -   Indonesia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Makassar
Destination airport:Poso City-Kasiguncu Airport
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
A Piper PA-34 Seneca aircraft, registration PK-JKS, was being operated by PT. Air Transport Service (ATS) on a flight from Makassar to Kasiguncu Airport, Poso City, Central Sulawesi. The aircraft departed from Makassar at 00:45 UTC and arrived at Kasiguncu at 01:55. There were 6 occupants; 1 pilot and 5 passengers.
During the landing on runway 21, the aircraft travelled normally for about 200 meters and then suddenly diverged left causing the propeller to strike the runway. Numerous slash marks from the three-bladed propeller were found for a distance of 100 meters on the runway. The left wing subsequently struck the runway, causing the aircraft to continue turning left through 90 degrees. The aircraft stopped on the grass shoulder of runway 21.
The airportís rescue fire fighting vehicle had been unserviceable since it was damaged during riots in 2004. Airport personnel went immediately to the accident site to offer assistance and brought portable fire fighting equipment. There was no fire. The pilot and his 5 passengers were uninjured.
The investigation determined that there was no evidence of any defect with the landing gear micro switches, or hydraulic system. The investigation was not able to conclusively determine the reason the landing gear unlocked and subsequently retracted.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 04.R.2009.20.1 issued 25 August 2009 by NTSC to DGCA Indonesia

Revision history:

25-Aug-2017 08:02 harro Added
25-Aug-2017 11:22 harro Updated [Time]

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