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Date:Saturday 3 December 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic M28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck
Operator:Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia (Indonesian Police)
Registration: P-4201
MSN: AJE003-03 ?
First flight: 2004
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:74 km (46.3 mls) SE off Tanjung Pinang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Pangkal Pinang Airport (PGK/WIPK), Indonesia
Destination airport:Batam-Hang Nadim Airport (BTH/WIDD), Indonesia
A PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck transport plane, operated by the Indonesian Police crashed into the sea off Batam, Indonesia.
The aircraft departed Pangkal Pinang Airport at 09.24 local time and was expected to arrive in Batam at 10.58. Its last known radar position was about 40 nautical miles southeast of Tanjung Pinang over the South China Sea.
Fishermen reported retrieving bodies and debris.

» Straits Times
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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 Pangkal Pinang Airport to Batam-Hang Nadim Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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