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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 3 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-NUQ
C/n / msn: 488
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Labuan Bajo-Mutiara Airport (LBJ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Labuan Bajo-Mutiara Airport (LBJ/WATO), Indonesia
Destination airport:Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport (DPS/WADD), Indonesia
Narrative:
The Twin Otter named "Karakatau" lost height and struck the crest of a hill following a no. 1 engine overspeed.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/2001 (#70)
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.02


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Distance from Labuan Bajo-Mutiara Airport to Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport as the crow flies is 518 km (324 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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