Nusantara Buana CASA C-212-200 plane crash
The Casa C-212-100 Aviocar operated by Nusantara Buana Airlines took off from Medan, Indonesia, for a passenger flight to Kutacane, Indonesia. 14 passengers and 4 crew were onboard. The plane crashed while on approach to Kutacane. All the 18 occupants perished in that accident.
The plane took off for a 35 minutes flight. The plane went missing while on approach on its destination airport. Rescuers localized rapidly the wreckage on a steep slope of about 70 degrees at about 6000 feet of elevation (1800 meters), but as the plane crashed in a remote and difficult terrain, they were able to reach the wreckage only two days later.
The plane was caught by the forest canopy as it crashed, leaving it lying on the jungle floor. The aircraft had sustained substantial damage to its front section as well as the aft section at the belly, further to the impact with the terrain at about 140 knots. However, there was no evidence of fire, and some parts of the aircraft (wings, centre section) are largely intact. Nevertheless, none of the aircraft doors had been opened, and all occupants were found dead in their seats.
At the time of the accident, a cloud ceiling of 520 meters/1700 feet was reported.