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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 24 January 1961
Time:02:48 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3C)
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GDI
C/n / msn: 19672
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Burangrang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta (unknown airport), Indonesia
Destination airport:Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 424
Narrative:
The DC-3 took off from Jakarta at 02:09 Z for a flight to Bandung, Yokjakarta and Surabaya. The plane climbed to a cruising altitude of 3500 feet to fly below the clouds. At 02:43 the flight crew requested permission to climb to FL95. The plane was then instructed to contact Husein tower, but the latter didn't acknowledge. Te DC-3 didn't arrive at its destination and the wreckage was found on January 28 on the western slope of Mount Burangrang at an altitude of 5400 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The attempt by the pilot to fly over mountainous terrain when unsure of his position and in weather conditions which severely restricted visibility".

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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