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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2016
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
C/n / 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
Airplane 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 (unknown airport), 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.

» Aviation News 17 October 1975
» Willem Wendt


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