Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 1 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GDU
C/n / msn: 13463
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Palembang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta (unknown airport), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Narrative:
Two Garuda C-47 aircraft collided while approaching Palembang and crashed into a swamp.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

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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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