Mandala Airlines Flight 660
A similar type of aircraft involved. The aircraft involved in the accident could be seen behind the plane in the foreground while still in operation with Trans Australia Airlines
|Date||24 July 1992|
|Summary||Microburst-induced wind shear, Pilot error|
|Site||Mt. Lalaboy, Indonesia|
|Aircraft type||Vickers Viscount 816|
|Flight origin||Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, Indonesia|
|Destination||Pattimura Airport, Ambon, Indonesia|
Mandala Airlines Flight 660 was a scheduled passenger flight on 24 July 1992 which crashed in Indonesia into a mountain on Ambon Island as it attempted to land at Pattimura Airport in a heavy thunderstorm. Pilot error and windshear were blamed for the crash.
The aircraft was a Vickers Viscount 816 serial number 434, which was built at Hurn Airport in the United Kingdom and first flew on 8 June 1959. It was delivered new on 17 June 1959 to Trans Australia Airlines and named McDouall Stuart after an Australian explorer. By 1975 it had been bought by Mandala Airlines with the registration PK-RVU and name Nias.
- "AirDisaster.Com " Accident Database " Accident Synopsis " 07241992".
- Roach/Eastwood 1990, p. 396