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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Saturday 18 June 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500F
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-MFI
MSN: 10597
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Kalora (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport (BPN/WALL), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palu-Mutiara Airport (PLW/WAML), Indonesia
While visually approaching Palu in poor weather and reduced visibility, the aircraft struck Mount Kalora at 2295 feet.


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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 Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport to Palu-Mutiara Airport as the crow flies is 336 km (210 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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