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Last updated: 22 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 28 May 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GJA
C/n / msn: 30-10-3
First flight:
Engines: 4 General Electric CJ805-23
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:37 km (23.1 mls) N of Mumbai Airport (BOM) (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
A Convair CV-990 passenger plane, registration PK-GJA, was destroyed in an accident near Bombay Airport (BOM), India. All 29 on board, 15 passengers and 14 crew members, were killed. Several villagers at Bilalpada were struck by debris. One of them was killed.
The airplane operated on an international service from Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam (AMS), the Netherlands with en route stops at Bombay, Karachi, Cairo and Rome.
The aircraft crashed in a nearly vertical attitude, some 4,5 minutes after takeoff.

» The Indian Express - May 29, 1968


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Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 869 km (543 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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