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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 16 April 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MFW
C/n / msn: 10626
First flight: 1982-01-27 (14 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE/WATT), Indonesia
Destination airport:Maumere-Waioti Airport (MOF/WATC), Indonesia
Narrative:
A Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 passenger plane, operated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines, sustained damage in a landing accident at Kupang-Eltari Airport (KOE), Indonesia.
The left main undercarriage did not retract fully after takeoff from Kupang. While preparing for landing at Maumere (MOF), this landing gear leg could not be locked down. The crew decided to return to Kupang for a forced landing. The left hand main gear folded back and the airplane veered off the runway.

Sources:
» Indonesian Aircraft Accident/Incident Database 1988-2001


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Distance from Kupang-El Tari Airport to Maumere-Waioti Airport as the crow flies is 231 km (144 miles).

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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