Accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 PK-MFW,
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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
Owner/operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MFW
MSN: 10626
Year of manufacture:1982
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE) -   Indonesia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE/WATT)
Destination airport:Maumere-Waioti Airport (MOF/WATC)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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.


Indonesian Aircraft Accident/Incident Database 1988-2001


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