Narrative:The aircraft (named "Siberut") was approaching runway 05 when the hydraulic pressure fell to 0. The landing roll was too far to the right and the aircraft ran off the side of the runway.
|Date:||Saturday 18 June 1988|
|Type:||Vickers 828 Viscount|
|Operator:||Merpati Nusantara Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 445|
|First flight:|| 1961|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Medan-Polonia Airport (MES) (Indonesia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jakarta (unknown airport), Indonesia|
|Destination airport:||Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia|
The aircraft was probably ferried to Jakarta (CGK) and withdrawn from use there.
» NTSC, Air Accident Investigation Commission (AAIC)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.