ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42713
Last updated: 15 October 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:14-APR-1999
Time:09:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger II
Owner/operator:PT Derazona Air Services
Registration: PK-DBC
MSN: 1140
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Indramayu area, off West Java -   Indonesia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:offshore rig
Destination airport:Arco Central Rig A
Narrative:
On April 14, 1999, about 0945 hours local time, a Bell 206B, Indonesia registration PK-DBC, crashed at sea under undetermined circumstances off the coast of West Java in the Indramayu area about 60 miles north of Jakarta, Indonesia. The helicopter was descending toward Arco Central Rig A with the intention of landing when the accident occurred. The aircraft was operated by PT Derazona Air Services of Jakarta and was under contract to Arco transporting workers between offshore oil drilling rigs. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company VFR flight plan was filed.

The helicopter was destroyed and sank in about 90 feet of water. The commercial pilot and three passengers sustained fatal injuries. The flight originated at the Arco Central Rig A at 0600 on the morning of the accident and had made several stops at other offshore rigs and was returning to Rig A. No U.S. citizens were believed to be onboard. The pilot had transmitted a message stating he was 3 minutes out inbound for landing on the platform just prior to the accident with no indications of problems. All of the helicopter was recovered from the ocean between April 16 and 18.

Sources:

NTSB Identification: LAX99RA151
The Straits Times 17 April 1999, p36


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
09-Apr-2015 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2015 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
01-Mar-2019 18:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description