This situation is uncommon in a good cockpit environment. The auto-pilot was disengaged at feet pressure altitude. The wreckage was found submerged in the shallow sea between 7 and 15 meters deep. All 25 people on board the aircraft perished. It determined that a visual approach should not have been attempted due to low visibility. During the approach to Kaimana, the flight crew flew to the south of the airport in an attempt to make a visual approach.
Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight was a passenger flight which crashed off the coast of West Papua, Indonesia, on 7 May The aircraft involved, a Xian MA60, was operating Merpati Nusantara . Media Release (Archive) (in Indonesian); Laporan Awal Kecelakaan Pesawat Udara (Archive) (in Indonesian).
Manajemen PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines mengaku rugi sekitar Rp miliar atas kecelakaan atau hard landing pesawat jenis MA60 di. Para pejabat TNI AU berdiri di samping MA Merpati Nusantara Airlines pesawat setelah mendarat di bandara El Tari Kupang Senin.
Indonesia's Transport Ministry continued to report on May 8th, that there were 21 passengers and 6 crew on board of the aircraft.
It was also very dark.
Crash Merpati MA60 at Kaimana on May 7th , impacted waters before runway
Ia kemudian melihat ada penumpang yang seperti melompat dari tempat duduk masing-masing. The FCOM Flight Crew Operating Manual stated a go around with two engines operation initiated from flaps 30, in which the flaps should be set to 15, and remain at 15 until above feet and the speed reaches knots. Technically there was no problem with the aircraft.
Video: Pesawat merpati ma 60 jatuh pesawat MA60 Merpati isfil.org4
An approach to Kaimana should be conducted in visual approach and require visibility greater than 5 kilometers.
Merpati Nusantara Airlines (PT Merpati Nusantara Persero) PT Metro Batavia digugat oleh perusahaan penyewaan pesawat dan dua Boeing, tiga pesawat MA60, satu pesawat Cassa serta dua pesawat twinotter DHC
However, limited communications were noted between the Captain and the First Officer. This situation is uncommon in a good cockpit environment.
There had been confusion over the number of people on board of the aircraft, the airline had listed 21 passengers, 2 flight crew, 2 cabin crew and 2 technicians 27 occupants on board, Indonesia's Transport Ministry also reported 27 occupants. Ia kemudian melihat ada penumpang yang seperti melompat dari tempat duduk masing-masing. Merpati Nusantara Airlines.