2015-03-04 Deraya Air Taxi BAe ATP landing accident at Wamena,Papua, Indonesia


2015-03-04 Deraya Air Taxi BAe ATP landing accident at Wamena,Papua, Indonesia


On landing runway 33, the aircraft suffered a runway excursion coming to a stop badly damaged condition.

The cargo flight was on approach to runway 33 when the airport weather quickly detoriated. There was intense rainfall and strong winds when the ATP struggled aligning the aircraft properly with the runway centreline, according to eyewittness accounts.

A heavy touchdown was made and the aircraft began to skid to the right. The left maingear collapsed allowing the left propellers to strike the ground.  Its nosegear appeared to have collapsed as well and the pilots lost directional control.

The ATP came to rest halfway off the runway close to taxiway „Delta“ about halfway down the runway. Both crewmembers, the only persons on board, escaped uninjured.

The aircraft ws flying a cargo of food supplies to Wamena.
Runway 33/15 at Wamena is 1825 meters in lengh but was lenghened  recently to about 2200 meters. Airport elevation is 5100 feet above sea level.


Date: 2015-03-04 Time: 15:15
Location: WAJW WMX Wamena
Country: Indonesia
Google Maps: (LINK)
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: WAJJ/DJJ: Jayapura Sentani Intl Airport To: WAJW/WMX: Wamena
Type: Cargo
Operator: Deraya Air Taxi

Type: BAe ATP
Registration: PK-DGB
Age a/c: 24.4055 years
Constr. No.: 2029

 List of accidents & incidents at or near Wamena Airport in recent years
#1 2015-03-04 Deraya Air Taxi ATP PK-DGB LDG 0 bad weather, off runway 33
#2 2014-08-30 Jayawijaya Dirg. B732 PK-JRB TXI 0 multi tire bursts
#3 2013-05-31 Deraya Air Taxi ATP PK-DGI LDG 0 off runway 15, lost gear
#4 2013-05-20 Trigana Air Service B733 PK-YRZ LDG 0 overran runway 33
#5 2013-05-08 Nusantara Air Chart. B146 PK-JKC STD 0 destroyed by fire , 1 injured
#6 2010-01-28 Manunggal Airlines AN26 4L-IFE LDG 0 overran runway 15
#7 2009-06-29 Aviastar Mandiri DHC6 PK-BRO APR 3 hit terrain on descent
#8 2009-04-09 Aviastar Mandiri B146 PK-BRD APR 6 flew into terrain on approach to runway 15
#9 2008-03-06 Manunggal Airlines C160 PK-VTQ LDG 0 caught fire on landing runway 15
#10 2002-04-21 Enimex AN72 ES-NOP LDG 0 damaged beyond repair in hard landing runway 15
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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 :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 19th safety occurence of type (ATP)
  • 9th safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions