Accident description
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 October 1992
Time:ca 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CN35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IPTN/CASA CN-235-10
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MNN
C/n / msn: N.013
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 30 km W of Garut (   Indonesia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Semarang-Achmad Yani Airport (SRG/WARS), Indonesia
Destination airport:Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia
Flightnumber:5601
Narrative:
An IPTN/CASA CN-235-10 passenger plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of Mount Papandayan, an active volcano. All 31 on board were killed. Merpati's only female pilot was killed in the accident.

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 26.10.1992 (5)
» Scramble 161


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Distance from Semarang-Achmad Yani Airport to Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport as the crow flies is 308 km (192 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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