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A DHC6 Twin Otter Crashed During A Go Around In Indonesia

A Rimbun Air’s De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter crashed in Jaya Indonesia today during a go-around.

The Twin Otter registration PK-OTW was performing a freight flight from Nabire to Intan Jaya, Indonesia with 3 crew.

As the crew attempted an approach to Intan Jaya's Bilorai Airport, there was dense fog in the area and the crew later initiated a go-around.

Shortly after, loud noises of an impact were heard at the airport and a signal from the airplane’s emergency locator transmitter activated.

Emergency services were activated and the airplane was located about two hours into the search at an altitude of 7870 feet MSL (2400meters).

From the crash site, it appears the airplane hit its nose first during the crash and its wings were lodged into trees with the cockpit completely destroyed. There were so signs of any survivors.

The same aircraft was leased and operated by Trans Maldivian Airways in the Maldives with the registration 8Q-TAH in 2017.



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