A de Havilland Canada DHC-4T Caribou cargo plane is destroyed
A de Havilland Canada DHC-4T Caribou cargo plane is reported missing on a flight from Timika to Ilaga, Papua, Indonesia with four crew members on board. The aircraft, owned by the Puncak Regency, carried water-channel construction materials and a cement mixer, weighing 3,130 kilograms in total.
The aircraft took off from Timika at 07:57. Last radio contact was at 08:23 when the flight reported at the Ilaga Pass. The aircraft failed to arrive and an ELT signal was detected 40-45 NM from the 060 radial of the TMK VOR.
The wreckage of the aircraft was located the next day, scattered on a mountainside at an elevation of 3650 meters, 12 km south of Ilaga Airport.