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Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 9 July 1997
Time:11:57 WIT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA/Nurtanio NC-212-AB4 Aviocar 200
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-NCS
C/n / msn: 201/41N
First flight: 1981-12-11 (15 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10-511C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Langgur-Dumatubun Airport (LUV/WAPL), Indonesia
Destination airport:Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ/WAPP), Indonesia
Flightnumber:MZ7979
Narrative:
The aircraft (named 'Bunyu') was being ferried to Ambon for repairs when it crashed, just 270 m short of the Ambon-Pattimura Airport in rain and fog. The aircraft was attempting to land on one engine.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/2001 (#26)
» Kompas
» Republika Online


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Distance from Langgur-Dumatubun Airport to Ambon-Pattimura Airport as the crow flies is 556 km (347 miles).

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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