ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6 XW-PEH Tegal
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Date:Tuesday 1 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operating for:PENAS
Leased from:Royal Air Lao
Registration: XW-PEH
MSN: 43126/132
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tegal (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Singapore (unknown airport), Singapore
Destination airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
After a flight of approximately 4 hrs departing from Singapore, the aircraft was observed flying at a low altitude approximately at Tegal (mid Java, Indonesia) for a forced landing. The aircraft crashed due to fuel starvation. According to the crew, compass error and lost position was encountered.

Fuel exhaustion
Forced landing outside airport

» The Straits Times, 4 February 1972, Page 1


photo of Douglas-DC-6-XW-PEH
accident date: 01-02-1972
type: Douglas DC-6
registration: XW-PEH
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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