MAKASSAR - A Boeing 737-300 belonging to Merpati has made an emergency landing on the international airport of Makassar in South Sulawesi yesterday morning. The plane, which had just left from Makassar for Surabaya, returned to the airport after just 20 minutes after departure. The plane had 115 passengers and crew on board. No people were injured in the incident.
Merpati has not released any information about the cause of the emergency landing of one of it's planes, but most of the passengers were transferred to other planes heading for Surabaya. Some 20 passengers had to be delayed because there was not enough space in the replacement plane. This group of people was still at the Sultan Hasanuddin airport as of Sunday evening.