Narrative:A cargo of rice bags had not been secured. The cargo thus probably began to shift during the aircraft's rotation. The nose pitched up, the aircraft stalled and crashed.
|Date:||Wednesday 16 June 1993|
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
|Operator:||Merpati Nusantara Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 391|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Nabire Airport (NBX) (Indonesia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Nabire Airport (NBX/WABI), Indonesia|
The airplane was repaired and registered in Canada in December 2000 as C-GHVV on behalf of Rocky Mountain Aircraft. In August 2006 the Twin Otter was registered to Provincial Airlines.
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