Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 18 June 1994
Time:12:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500F
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MFI
C/n / msn: 10597
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Kalora (   Indonesia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport (BPN/WALL), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palu-Mutiara Airport (PLW/WAML), Indonesia
Narrative:
While visually approaching Palu in poor weather and reduced visibility, the aircraft struck Mount Kalora at 2295 feet.

Sources:
» Algemeen Dagblad 20.6.1994
» Airnieuws 296 (p. 21)
» Flight International
» Scramble 182
» Scramble 183


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Distance from Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport to Palu-Mutiara Airport as the crow flies is 336 km (210 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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