Date: August 02, 2009
Time: 10:25
Location: Ampisibil Village, Indonesia
Operator: Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Flight #: 9760D
Route: Jayapura - Oksibil
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: PK-NVC
cn / ln: 626
Aboard: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Contact was lost with the aircraft 15 minutes after taking off. Debris was found in the Bintang mountains at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The crew did not maintain visual flight procedures when flying below lowest safe altitude, and the aircraft was flown into cloud in the vicinity of gap north west of Oksibil. The accident was consistent with controlled flight into terrain.

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