The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation decided to conduct a special audit of Merpati Nusantara Airlines following a recent fatal accident.
On May 7, 2011 a Xian MA-60 turboprop plane crashed into the sea while on approach to Kaimana, Indonesia. All 27 on board were killed.
The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation announced that they would conduct a special audit involving three things:
- the condition of aircraft maintenance;
- management audit of safety standards according to Air Operation Certificate (AOC); and
- an audit of Defect Reports.