Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 10 January 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-NUK
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: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed 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
Flightnumber:6715
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.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» Scramble 189(64)


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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.
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