Airplane Crash - Bainaha Valley, Indonesia 03/29/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bainaha Valley, Indonesia


Date03/29/1977
LocationBainaha Valley, Indonesia
OperatorMerpati Nusantara Airlines
RoutePalu - Toli Toli
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
RegistrationPK-NUP
Cn/In486
Aboard23
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryAfter spotting a mountain in front of him, the pilot applied full power and went into a steep climb. The plane stalled and crashed into trees.

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