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Report: Indonesian Xian MA60 struck sea during missed approach in below-minima conditions
7 May 2012

Report: Indonesian Xian MA60 struck sea during missed approach in below-minima conditions

7 May 2012

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) concluded that an unprepared crew lost situational awareness during an approach to an airport in below-minima weather conditions. Their Xian MA60 passenger plane struck the sea during a missed approach.

Merpati audit recommends ban of MA-60 aircraft from three airports

25 May 2011

A special audit  of Merpati Nusantara Airlines following a recent fatal accident resulted in the ban of MA-60 aircraft from three Indonesian airports. On May 7, 2011 a Xian MA-60 turboprop plane, opertated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines, crashed into the sea while on approach to Kaimana, Indonesia. All 25 on board were killed. Four days later, the […]

Indonesia: Investigators issue interim safety recommendations after Merpati crash

21 May 2011

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) issued three interim recommendations in the light of the May 7, 2011 fatal accident involving a Merpati passenger plane. A Xian MA60 airplane crashed during a visual approach to Kaimana  Airport (KNG), Indonesia in weather conditions below VFR minima. All 25 on board were killed in the accident. The […]

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 […]