2015-01-11 Trigana Air DHC-6 Twin Otter damaged on landing at Enarotali, Papua


2015-01-11 Trigana Air DHC-6 Twin Otter damaged on landing at Enarotali, Papua


The Twin Otter aircraft approached Enarotali Airfield in windy conditions resulting in a loss of directional control immeidately after touchdown.

The pilots managed to halt the aircraft beneath the unpaved runway edge in a ditch where its nosegear broke, the nose and its right propeller was damaged.  No injuries occurred.

The aircraft was on a ferry flight withour passengers.

Enarotali Airfield single runway is 765 meters in lengh.


Date: 2015-01-11 Time: 13:30
Location: WABT EWI Enarotali
Country: Indonesia
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: WABP/TIM: Timika To: WABT/EWI: Enarotali
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: Trigana Air Service

Type: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Registration: PK-YRU
Age a/c: 34,8 years
Constr. No.: 685


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 0 0 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 18th safety occurence for the operator
  • 185th safety occurence of type (DHC-6)
  • 2nd safety occurence at airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
    (2007-06-01 the aircraft suffered another landing incident at Mulia)

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Trigana Air Service

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