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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 June 1993
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-NUL
C/n / msn: 391
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Nabire Airport (NBX) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nabire Airport (NBX/WABI), Indonesia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A cargo of rice bags had not been secured. The cargo thus probably began to shift during the aircraft's rotation. The nose pitched up, the aircraft stalled and crashed.
The airplane was repaired and registered in Canada in December 2000 as C-GHVV on behalf of Rocky Mountain Aircraft. In August 2006 the Twin Otter was registered to Provincial Airlines.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Air International
» Flight International
» Scramble 170


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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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