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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 10 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 828 Viscount
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MVS
C/n / msn: 448
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62
Total:Fatalities: 69 / Occupants: 69
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S off Padang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta (unknown airport), Indonesia
Destination airport:Padang-Tabing Airport (PDG/WIMG), Indonesia
Narrative:
Merpati Airlines' domestic service from Jakarta to Padang was carried out a by a Vickers Viscount named "Sabang". The aircraft had initiated its descent for Padang when it crashed into the sea. Floating pieces of wreckage were found after three days, 75 miles off island of Sumatra.



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Vickers Viscount

  • 445 built
  • 91st loss
  • 46th fatal accident
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