Narrative:The Twin Otter "Sangihe" went missing in bad weather whilst operating on a flight (MZ 6715) from Bima to Ruteng. The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the sea.
|Date:||Tuesday 10 January 1995|
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
|Operator:||Merpati Nusantara Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 390|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Molo Strait (Indonesia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bima Airport (BMU/WADB), Indonesia|
|Destination airport:||Ruteng Airport (RTG/WATG), Indonesia|
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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 Bima Airport to Ruteng Airport as the crow flies is 196 km (123 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.