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Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2018
Date:Thursday 1 July 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-GFU
C/n / msn: 11131
First flight: 1978-04-05 (15 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ/WAPP), Indonesia
Destination airport:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ/WASS), Indonesia
The aircraft crashed onto a rocky beach.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

» Scramble 170


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ambon-Pattimura Airport to Sorong-Jefman Airport as the crow flies is 455 km (285 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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