CFIT Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 PK-NUW, Saturday 23 May 1987
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Date:Saturday 23 May 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
Owner/operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration: PK-NUW
MSN: 474
Year of manufacture:1975
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Ruteng -   Indonesia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Ruteng Airport (RTG/WATG)
The aircraft, named "Talaud", crashed in a ravine while approaching Ruteng.


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  • 57th worst accident in 1987
  • 73rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 33rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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