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Date:Wednesday 30 December 1987
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-NUY
MSN: 459
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Samarinda (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Samarinda Airport (SRI/WALS), Indonesia
Destination airport:Tanjung Redep/Berau-Kalimaru Airport (BEJ/WALK), Indonesia
Narrative:
The Twin Otter, named "Serui" crashed while on a flight to Berau.

Sources:
» Flight International 30 January 1988 (p.39)


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Distance from Samarinda Airport to Tanjung Redep/Berau-Kalimaru Airport as the crow flies is 294 km (184 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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