Narrative:A Xian MA60 passenger plane, PK-MZO, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing accident at Kupang-Eltari Airport, Indonesia. There were 46 passengers and 4 crew members on board. Four passengers and one crew member sustained serious injuries.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Monday 10 June 2013|
|Operator:||Merpati Nusantara Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 0608|
|First flight:|| 2010|
|Total airframe hrs:||4486|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kupang-Eltari Airport (KOE) (Indonesia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bajawa Airport (BJW/WATB), Indonesia|
|Destination airport:||Kupang-Eltari Airport (KOE/WATT), Indonesia|
Merpati Nusantara Airlines flight MZ6517 departed Bajawa Airport (BJW), Indonesia on a domestic flight to Kupang. Upon landing the airplane undershot runway 27 and landed hard. The wing separated from the fuselage and both underwing engines tilted forward, contacting the runway surface. There was no fire.
» Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia
Official accident investigation report
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 Bajawa Airport to Kupang-Eltari Airport as the crow flies is 328 km (205 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.