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Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 9760

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 9760
A similar aircraft to the one involved
Accident summary
Date 2 August 2009
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site Papua, Indonesia
Passengers 12
Crew 3
Fatalities 15
Survivors 0
Aircraft type de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration PK-NVC
Flight origin Sentani Airport, Jayapura (WAJJ)
Destination Oksibil airport (WAJO)

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 9760 was a commercial flight between Jayapura and Oksibil in Indonesia operated by a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 on August 2, 2009. The aircraft went missing en route[1][2] and its wreckage was found a few miles from Oksibil two days later.[3] All 12 passengers and 3 crew members were killed in the accident. All of the passengers were of Indonesian nationality.


  • Flight 1
  • Investigation 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Merpati Flight 9760 took off at 10:15 (local time) with an estimated time of arrival at Oksibil of 11:05. Contact was lost at 10:28.[4] The plane has apparently crashed into a mountainside in good weather.[5]

The aircraft, a DHC-6-300 with tail number PK-NVC[6] was a 30 year old airframe and was not equipped with a flight data recorder.


The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) opened an investigation into the accident. The cause of the accident was found to be Controlled flight into terrain. In the report, Merpati Nunsantara Airlines were stated not to have fully co-operated with the NTSC as they had not provided the investigators full details of the crew's line checks and training undertaken.[7]


  1. ^ The JakartaPost
  2. ^ Plane disappears over Indonesia
  3. ^ Wreckage of missing Indonesian plane believed found
  4. ^ AFP
  5. ^ Merpati DHC6 impacted mountain
  6. ^ Merpati Twin Otter reportedly missing over Papua
  7. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Crash: Merpati DHC6 enroute on Aug 2nd 2009, aircraft impacted mountain". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 

External links

  • Aviation Safety profile
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