Accident description
Last updated: 22 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 24 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 816 Viscount
Operator:Mandala Airlines
Registration: PK-RVU
C/n / msn: 434
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 63 / Occupants: 63
Total:Fatalities: 70 / Occupants: 70
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 15 km W of Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (   Indonesia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport (UPG/WAAA), Indonesia
Destination airport:Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ/WAPP), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 660
Narrative:
Flew into Lalaboy Mountain at 2300 feet while on an instrument approach to Ambon runway 04 in a heavy rainstorm.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» National Transportation Safety Committee Indonesia


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Distance from Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport to Ambon-Pattimura Airport as the crow flies is 954 km (596 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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Vickers Viscount

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