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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 26 March 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500F
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MFL
MSN: 10609
First flight: 1981-01-26 (20 years 2 months)
Total airframe hrs:31300
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7R
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Surabaya-Juanda Airport (SUB) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Surabaya-Juanda Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Surabaya-Juanda Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Fokker F-27 PK-MFL "Tagu Landang" was being used to train two CN-235 captains for the captaincy of a Fokker F-27. Captain Yuditoto had 9,288 flight hours, captain Davi 4,506 flight hours and captain Andi Mulia 4,325 flight hours. Approaching Juanda for the 8th touch and go the aircraft was seen banking to the left, then crashed and caught fire. The F-27 crashed in an area of shrimp ponds.

Loss of control

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photo of Fokker-F-27500F-PK-MFL
accident date: 26-03-2001
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 500F
registration: PK-MFL


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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