Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 3 February 1961
Time:ca 23:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GDY
C/n / msn: 13052
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:18829
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Madura Island (   Indonesia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Surabaya-Juanda Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport (BPN/WALL), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 542
Narrative:
The aircraft went missing on a flight from Surabaya. The wreckage was never found.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

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Distance from Surabaya-Juanda Airport to Balikpapan-Sepingan Airport as the crow flies is 814 km (509 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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Douglas DC-3

  • 2233rd loss
  • ca 13.000 built
  • 39th worst accident (at the time)
  • 81st worst accident (currently)
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