ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 PK-GVC Palembang Airport (PLM)
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Date:Wednesday 24 September 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GVC
MSN: 11039
First flight: 1971-10-29 (3 years 11 months)
Total airframe hrs:8516
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 61
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Palembang Airport (PLM) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Fellowship "Mahakem" struck a coconut tree on the downwind leg for a runway 28 approach. Weather was poor: visibility 50 m with fog.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Visual flight in weather conditions below minima.

VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» Aviation News 17 October 1975
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport to Palembang Airport as the crow flies is 430 km (269 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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