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|
|Operator:||Merpati Nusantara Airlines|
|C/n / msn:||N.013|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31|
|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.