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Passengers survive 737 crash

103 passengers and crew have survived the crash-landing of a Merpati Boeing 737.


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April 14: Aviation Safety Network reports that all 103 passengers and crew survived the crash-landing of a Merpati Nusantara Airlines Boeing 737-322 at Rendani Airport in Indonesia on April 13.

The 737, registered PK-MDE, left the runway while attempting to land after a flight from Sorong-Dominique Edward Osok Airport in the country. It overshot, coming to rest in a nearby river bed after striking a bridge. The aircraft was destroyed in the crash, but only around 22 passengers suffered “minor to moderates injuries”.

Merpati operates 18 Boeing 737 and a range of smaller short-haul airliners.

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Peter Foster said on the 14-Apr-2010 at 21:27

Hi my name is Peter Foster,
I was a senior duty officer at Durham Tees Valley airport i retired after 41 years there.
I am part of a team to save the trident, the air craft is an ex British Airways, registration : GARPO. It has spent the last 26 years at the fire training ground at the Serco fire school, we are getting it ready to be moved to the North East aircraft museum in Sunderland, I would just like to know if anybody, crew, ex crew has ever flown on this Trident 1E it is the last one of its kind, in the world, I would like to hear from you if you have flown on GARPO would you at Key Aero like to sponsor Save The Trident?
Or anybody else out there who is interested in saving The Trident.
You can view the website which is :

Peter Foster

Biggles said on the 15-Apr-2010 at 11:30

do you mean G-ARPO Peter?

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