Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 15 May 1998
Time:11:03
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MGT
C/n / msn: 11193
First flight: 1983
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kendari Airport (KDI) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kendari-Wolter Monginsidi Airport (KDI/WAWW), Indonesia
Destination airport:Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport (UPG/WAAA), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 715
Narrative:
The cargo door warning light illuminated during the takeoff roll. Takeoff was aborted, but the aircraft could not be stopped on the runway. It overran into soft ground and came to rest some 200m past the runway end. Landing gear, tail and left wing were badly damaged.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Airnieuws 342
» Kompas ("F-28 MNA Kecelakaan" - 18.05.1998)
» National Transportation Safety Committee Indonesia
» Scramble 233


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PK-GKK later moved to Merpati as PK-MGT.
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Map
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 Kendari-Wolter Monginsidi Airport to Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport as the crow flies is 334 km (209 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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