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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 31 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Operator:Pan Malaysian Air Transport
Registration: 9M-PID
C/n / msn: SH.1961
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:within Northern Sumatra (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
Destination airport:Banda Aceh-Blang Bintang Airport (BTJ/WITT), Indonesia
Narrative:
The Skyvan aircraft disappeared over mountainous terrain whilst en route between Medan and Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The last position report was when the pilot reported being at 8500 ft, 67 nautical miles (124 km) from Medan.

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 15.02.1993 (p. 6)
» Flight International 10-16.2.93 (p.8)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/2001 (#90)
» Scramble 165


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Distance from Medan-Polonia Airport to Banda Aceh-Blang Bintang Airport as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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