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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 242571
 
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Date:17-SEP-2020
Time:11:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 212
Owner/operator:PT National Utility Helicopters (NUH)
Registration: PK-USS
MSN: 30974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Paniai Regency area, Papua -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nabire
Destination airport:Paniai
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Bell 212 force landed in a river basin in the middle of a forest. The helicopter took off from Nabire Airport at 10:47 a.m. local time, heading to the Baya Biru area to deliver food supplies. However, the helicopter lost contact with air traffic control at 1:30 p.m. It was located the next day at an elevation of 4.700 meters. The three occupants survived the crash and were rescued.

Sources:

https://news.detik.com/berita/d-5177797/menanti-kabar-dari-helikopter-hilang-di-pegunungan-papua
https://www.tribunnews.com/nasional/2020/09/18/pencarian-heli-pk-uss-pengangkut-bahan-makanan-yang-hilang-kontak-di-paniai-kembali-dilakukan
https://www.jpnn.com/news/helikopter-hilang-kontak-di-papua-ditemukan-setelah-terlihat-ada-lambaian-tangan
https://hot.grid.id/read/182343671/mendarat-miring-di-tanah-lembek-helikopter-yang-hilang-kontak-akhirnya-ditemukan-di-tengah-belantara-hutan-papua-begini-detik-detik-penemuan-dan-kondisi-para-penumpa?page=all


Images:

Photo of PK-USS courtesy AirHistory.net


Nabire - Douw Aturure (WABI / NBX)
1 September 2013; (c) Adrian Romang

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Sep-2020 06:18 gerard57 Added
18-Sep-2020 06:40 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
18-Sep-2020 06:57 RobertMB Updated [Cn]
18-Sep-2020 07:56 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Sep-2020 07:37 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Sep-2020 09:47 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]
20-Sep-2020 07:31 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
02-Mar-2021 17:47 rudy Updated [Category]

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