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Last updated: 28 January 2022
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Datum:Donnerstag 1 Juli 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
Fluggesellschaft:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Kennzeichen: PK-GFU
Werknummer: 11131
Baujahr: 1978-04-05 (15 years 3 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 37 / Insassen: 39
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 41 / Insassen: 43
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 0,9 km NE of Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ) (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Ambon-Pattimura Airport (AMQ/WAPP), Indonesien
Flug nach:Sorong-Jefman Airport (SOQ/WASS), Indonesien
Flugnummer:MZ724
Unfallbericht:
A Fokker F-28 jet, operated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines on a flight from Ambon to Sorong, Indonesia, was destroyed in an accident near Sorong-Jefman Airport. Just two of the 43 occupants survived the crash.
The aircraft was performing an NDB approach to runway 22 when it struck rocks at 3000 feet short of the runway. It broke up and came to rest on a rocky beach.
It was raining heavily at the time of the accident.

Informationsquelle:
» Scramble 170
» Flight 21-27 July, 1993


Fotos

photo of Fokker-F-283000-PK-GFU
accident date: 01-07-1993
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
registration: PK-GFU
 

Map
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 Ambon-Pattimura Airport to Sorong-Jefman Airport as the crow flies is 455 km (285 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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