Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 6 March 1979
Time:ca 18:55
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GVP
C/n / msn: 11094
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:7676
Cycles:6707
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Probolinggo (   Indonesia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport (DPS/WADD), Indonesia
Destination airport:Surabaya-Juanda Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 553
Narrative:
The F-28 (called "Sambas") took off at 18:29 for a 30-minute flight. At 18:51 the flight was cleared to descend to FL040 (out of FL165) and report passing FL100 and FL060. The aircraft eventually struck Mount Bromo at 6200 feet.

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport to Surabaya-Juanda Airport as the crow flies is 302 km (189 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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