PAC 750 XL Aeroplane, engine abnormality requiring engine shut-down and glide landing, Sentani Airport, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, 21 May 2018
Occurrence Date
The Commission is assisting the National Transportation Committee of Indonesia in its ongoing investigation into a serious incident involving a New Zealand-manufactured PAC 750 XL aeroplane that occurred on 21 May 2018, while the aircraft was landing at Sentani Airport, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia.

New Zealand has been asked to participate because the aircraft is manufactured in New Zealand by Pacific Aerospace Limited. There are reports of other similar occurrences involving this engine/aircraft configuration.

Circumstances reported to date are that the aeroplane was on approach to Sentani Airport with a pilot and eight passengers on board. The pilot was unable to reduce power on the single engine as required for the landing. The pilot elected to shut down the engine and made a successful landing. There was no reported damage and nobody was injured.
Sentani Airport, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia (-2.576944,140.516111) [may be approximate]