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Last updated: 5 August 2020
Date:Thursday 9 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MFD
C/n / msn: 10399
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) SE of Manado-Sam Ratulangi Airport (MDC) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ternate-Babullah Airport (TTE/WAMT), Indonesia
Destination airport:Manado-Sam Ratulangi Airport (MDC/WAMM), Indonesia
Merpati flight 7533 (Ambon-Ternate-Manado) departed Ternate at 01:53 for a 50-minute flight to Manado. On approach to Manado, the aircraft crashed into cloud-shrouded Mount Klabat in bad visibility and heavy rainfall.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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photo of Fokker-F-27600-PK-MFD
accident date: 09-05-1991
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: PK-MFD

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 Ternate-Babullah Airport to Manado-Sam Ratulangi Airport as the crow flies is 283 km (177 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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