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Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:Friday 22 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M-400
Operator:Tentara Nasional Indonesia-AU (Air Force)
Registration: T-701
C/n / msn: SH.1871
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) S off Biak (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biak (unknown airport), Indonesia
Destination airport:Biak (unknown airport), Indonesia
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea during a night-time training mission from Biak, Indonesia.
On of the crewmen was the son-in-law of former President Soekarno.

Sources:
» The Straits Times 27 January 1971, p26
» Nederlands Dagblad 28 January 1971, p4


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