Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836
Photograph of a Merpati Nusantara airlines Boeing 737-300
Merpati Nunsantara Airlines Boeing 737-300, similar to the accident aircraft
Runway overrun/bad weather summary
Date 13 April 2010
Summary Runway overrun caused by bad weather
Site Rendani Airport, Manokwari, Indonesia
0°52′51″S 134°02′52″E / 0.88083°S 134.04778°E / -0.88083; 134.04778Coordinates: 0°52′51″S 134°02′52″E / 0.88083°S 134.04778°E / -0.88083; 134.04778
Passengers 103
Crew 6
Injuries (non-fatal) 44
Fatalities 0
Survivors 109 (all)
Aircraft type Boeing 737-322
Operator Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Registration PK-MDE
Flight origin Sorong Airport, Indonesia
Destination Rendani Airport, Manokwari, Indonesia

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836 was a scheduled domestic flight between Sorong and Manokwari, Indonesia. On 13 April 2010, the flight, operated by Boeing 737-300 PK-MDE, overran the runway on landing. The aircraft broke into three pieces. All people on board survived, although 44 suffered injuries.


At 11:00 local time (02:00 UTC), Flight 836 overran the runway on landing at Rendani Airport, Manokwari, Indonesia on a scheduled domestic flight from Sorong Airport, Sorong. 44 people were injured, including ten seriously.[1] The flight was carrying 103 passengers and six crew.[2] The weather at the time was raining and misty. After departing the end of the runway, the aircraft struck some trees, tearing off the port wing. The fuselage ended up some 200 metres (660 ft) beyond the end of the 2,004 metres (6,575 ft) long runway at Rendani Airport. The tail of the aircraft broke off and came to rest in the creek off the northern end of Runway 35.[3][4][5] The pilot was reported to have over 16,000 hours total time and the co-pilot over 22,000 hours total time.[1]

Aircraft involved[edit]

The aircraft involved was a Boeing 737-300 PK-MDE, msn 24600.[1] The aircraft first flew on 16 March 1990 and entered service with United Airlines on 2 April 1990.[6] The aircraft entered service with Merpati Nusantara Airlines on 12 November 2009.[7] The accident ended the life of the aircraft. At the time of the accident, it had completed 54,759 hours and 38,485 cycles. The APU had been unserviceable since 10 April 2010.[1]


As a result of the crash a total of seven safety recommendations were issued, five to the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and two to the airline. The DGCA was instructed to review numerous airport facilities against Indonesian safety regulations, as well as Merpati Nusantara's safety regulations, and ensure that they were met. The airline was to conduct a review of its safety regulations, as well as a review of airports it serves to ensure that were capable of handling aircraft as large as a Boeing 737.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Merpati B733 at Manokwari on Apr 13th 2010, overran runway and broke up in river". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Recent accidents / incidents worldwide – April 2010". JACDEC. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Plane skids off runway in Indonesia, ABC Online, 13 April 2010
  4. ^ Merpati Boeing 737 skids off the runway at Manokwari, Miyuru ( K FLYER ),, 13 April 2010
  5. ^ "Passenger plane skids off runway in Indonesia". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "13 April 2010 Merpati Nusantara Airlines Boeing 737-300 PK-MDE, Manokwari Airport area, Papua Province, Indonesia" (PDF). JACDEC. Retrieved 15 April 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 April 2010.