A Merpati Nusantara Airlines Xian MA60 crashed Saturday near Kaimana Airport in Indonesia, killing all 21 passengers and six crew aboard. Flight 8968 was en route from Sorong and was cleared for an approach to KNG's lone runway. According to Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network, the aircraft crashed into the sea about 600 m. short of the runway. Citing the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation, ASN reported that the "weather at the time of the approach was poor ...

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