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Last updated: 7 June 2020
Date:Friday 24 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 816 Viscount
Operator:Mandala Airlines
Registration: PK-RVU
C/n / msn: 434
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 63 / Occupants: 63
Total:Fatalities: 70 / Occupants: 70
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 15 km W of Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport (UPG/WAAA), Indonesia
Destination airport:Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ/WAPP), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 660
Mandala Airlines flight 660, a Vickers Viscount, impacted Liliboi Mountain at a height of 2300 feet while on an instrument approach to runway 04 at Ambon-Pattimura Airport, Indonesia in a heavy rainstorm.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» National Transportation Safety Committee Indonesia


photo of Vickers-816-Viscount-PK-MVL
accident date: 24-07-1992
type: Vickers 816 Viscount
registration: PK-MVL

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 Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport to Ambon-Pattimura Airport as the crow flies is 954 km (596 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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Vickers Viscount

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  • 137th loss
  • 64th fatal accident
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