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Last updated: 20 January 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 21 December 2009
Time:01:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-301
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MDH
C/n / msn: 23932/1554
First flight: 1988-05-09 (21 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 102
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 108
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Surabaya Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG/WAAA), Indonesia
Flightnumber:MZ766
Narrative:
The Boeing 737-301 operating Merpati Nusantara Airlines flight 766, suffered a landing accident at Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG), Indonesia.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Surabaya to Jayapura with an en route stop at Makassar. The aircraft descended quickly from a height of 50 feet and landed hard. A nose landing gear tire burst and the aircraft sustained damage to the fuselage.

Classification:

Sources:
» National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)
» Detik.com

METAR Weather report:
17:30 UTC / 01:30 local time:
WAAA 201730Z 06003KT 6000 R13///// R21///// BKN019 24/24 Q1014

18:00 UTC / 02:00 local time:
WAAA 201800Z 34011KT 6000 R13///// R21///// RA BKN019 24/24 Q1014


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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 Surabaya Airport to Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport as the crow flies is 788 km (492 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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Boeing 737-300

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