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Indonesia conducts special audit of Merpati following accident
11 May 2011

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation decided to conduct a special audit of Merpati Nusantara Airlines following a recent fatal accident.

On May 7, 2011 a Xian MA-60 turboprop plane crashed into the sea while on approach to Kaimana, Indonesia. All 27 on board were killed.

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation announced that they would conduct a special audit  involving three things:

  • the condition of aircraft maintenance;
  • management audit of safety standards according to Air Operation Certificate (AOC); and
  • an audit of Defect Reports.
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