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Date:Wednesday 10 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 828 Viscount
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MVS
MSN: 448
First flight: 1962-03-07 (9 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:18497
Cycles:15117
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62
Total:Fatalities: 69 / Occupants: 69
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S off Padang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
Destination airport:Padang-Tabing Airport (PDG/WIMG), Indonesia
Narrative:
Merpati Airlines' domestic service from Jakarta to Padang was carried out a by a Vickers Viscount named "Sabang". The aircraft had initiated its descent for Padang when it crashed into the sea. Floating pieces of wreckage were found after three days, 75 miles off island of Sumatra.



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Distance from Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport to Padang-Tabing Airport as the crow flies is 922 km (576 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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Vickers Viscount

  • 445 built
  • 91st loss
  • 46th fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
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