27 Years ago today: On 18 October 1992 a Merpati Nusantara CASA Nurtanio 235 struck a hill near Garut, Indonesia, killing all 31 occupants.

Date:Sunday 18 October 1992
Time:ca 13:30
Type: IPTN/CASA CN-235-10
Operator:Merpati Nusantara Airlines
C/n / msn:N.013
First flight:1990
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 30 km W of Garut (   Indonesia)
Phase:En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Semarang-Achmad Yani Airport (SRG/WARS), Indonesia
Destination airport:Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia

An IPTN/CASA CN-235-10 passenger plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of Mount Papandayan, an active volcano. All 31 on board were killed. Merpati’s only female pilot was killed in the accident.