ASN Aircraft accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100 9M-PID Northern Sumatra
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Sunday 31 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Operator:Pan Malaysian Air Transport
Registration: 9M-PID
MSN: SH.1961
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:within Northern Sumatra (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
Destination airport:Banda Aceh-Blang Bintang Airport (BTJ/WITT), Indonesia
The Skyvan aircraft disappeared over mountainous terrain whilst en route between Medan and Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The last position report was when the pilot reported being at 8500 ft, 67 nautical miles (124 km) from Medan.

» Air Safety Week 15 February 1993 (p. 6)
» Flight International 10-16 February 93 (p.8)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/2001 (#90)
» Scramble 165


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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 Medan-Polonia Airport to Banda Aceh-Blang Bintang Airport as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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