ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-33A PK-MBP Merauke-Mopah Airport (MKQ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 28 January 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-33A
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MBP
MSN: 23632/1344
First flight: 1987-02-06 (21 years)
Total airframe hrs:73048
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 141
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 147
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Merauke-Mopah Airport (MKQ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ/WAJJ), Indonesia
Destination airport:Merauke-Mopah Airport (MKQ/WAKK), Indonesia
The Boeing 737-300 aircraft, registered PK-MBP, operated by Merpati Nusantara Airline, departed from Sentani Airport, Jayapura, Papua, to Mopah Airport Merauke.
The Merauke air traffic controller reported that when the aircraft was on final approach there were no obstructions on the runway, so he cleared the aircraft to land on runway 16.
During the landing roll, the pilot observed that a cow had entered the active runway and was running across the runway in front of the aircraft. When the aircraft was about 1,000 meters from the runway 16 threshold, the left engine struck the cow. The pilots stopped the aircraft on the runway and shut down the left engine. The cabin crew informed the pilots that left engine cowling was damaged.
The aircraft's occupants were not injured, and disembarked from the aircraft unaided, using air stairs at the apron.

Probable Cause:

The investigation found that the airport did not meet the requirements of ICAO Annex 14, Volume 1, Paragraph 9.10.2, Standard, or the intent of Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) 139 Subparts 4.2 and 4.12.
The airport perimeter was not fenced, and there was no other appropriate means of preventing animals, large enough to be a hazard to aircraft from entering the aircraft movement area of the airport.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: KNKT
Download report: Final report


Runway mishap

Follow-up / safety actions

NTSC issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Boeing-737-33A-PK-MBP
accident date: 28-01-2008
type: Boeing 737-33A
registration: PK-MBP

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 Jayapura-Sentani Airport to Merauke-Mopah Airport as the crow flies is 658 km (411 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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