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Merpati Boeing 737-300 skids off the runway in West Papua

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (Jakarta) lost its ex-United Airlines Boeing 737-322 PK-MDE (msn 24660) on Tuesday (April 13). A routine domestic flight (flight MNA 836) in Indonesia ended in disaster Tuesday when the Boeing 737 carrying over 100 passengers broke apart on landing, injuring more than 70 people, officials said.

The Merpati Boeing 737 skidded off the end of the wet runway at Rendani Airport in Manokwari, West Papua, hurtled into trees and skidded into a shallow river according to this published report.

Read the full report:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100413/wl_asia_afp/indonesiaairaccident