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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 29 March 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-NUP
C/n / msn: 486
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bainaha Valley (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palu-Mutiara Airport (PLW/WAML), Indonesia
Destination airport:Tolitoli Airport (TLI/WAMI), Indonesia
Narrative:
The aircraft had descended from 9000 feet to 5000 feet when the pilot spotted a mountain in front of him. Full power was applied and a steep climb was initiated. The aircraft stalled, struck trees and crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Flight International 23.04.1977 (1092)


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Distance from Palu-Mutiara Airport to Tolitoli Airport as the crow flies is 236 km (147 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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