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Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2018
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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
Aircraft 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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3751st loss
  • 1414th fatal accident
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