ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) PK-DPD Jambi Airport (DJB)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 25 November 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-DPD
MSN: 19279
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jambi Airport (DJB) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Destination airport:Jambi-Sultan Thaha Syarifudn Airport (DJB/WIPA), Indonesia
Overran the runway on landing and came to rest in muddy terrain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Poor technique on the part of the captain, in landing the aircraft too far down the slippery runway at an excessive speed. Contributory cause of this accident was error of judgement on the part of the captain, in that he failed to execute a missed approach procedure."

Runway excursion

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (178-179)


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Distance from Palembang Airport to Jambi-Sultan Thaha Syarifudn Airport as the crow flies is 182 km (114 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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