Mimika Air Flight 514
|Date||17 April 2009|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Aircraft type||Pilatus PC-6|
|Destination||Ilaga, Papua, Indonesia|
The Mimika Air crash was the second fatal aviation accident in Papua; and the third in Indonesia; in less than two weeks. A cargo aircraft had also crashed in Papua on April 9, killing six people; and an Indonesian Air Force aircraft had crashed in West Java on April 6, killing 24 people.
The Mimika Air flight took off from Mulia, Papua province, Indonesia, at 10:15 A.M. on Friday, April 17, 2009. The flight was to last approximately half an hour and was scheduled to land in Ilaga, which is also located in Papua province. The Pilatus Porter light aircraft crashed en route to Ilaga.
A total of ten people were on board – eight passengers and two pilots. Among the passengers were secretary of the Puncak Jaya polling body, Martin Jitmau and chairman of the local election supervisory committee, Herman Senanfi.
Indonesian search teams discovered the crash site the following day, during an air search. The wreckage was still smoking when found. The Porter had gone down on Mount Gergaji in Papua, close to the site of a 2006 Trigana Air Service aircraft crash, which had killed nine people.
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