Accident description
Last updated: 24 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 15 September 1989
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-NUE
C/n / msn: 345
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bintuni (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Bintuni Airport (NTI), Indonesia
Narrative:
Twin Otter "Engano" crashed on approach to Bintuni (NTI).

Sources:
» NRC Handelsblad 16.9.1989


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Distance from Manokwari-Rendani Airport to Bintuni Airport as the crow flies is 146 km (91 miles).

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.
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