Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 11 July 1979
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GVE
C/n / msn: 11055
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:14154
Cycles:14084
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 61 / Occupants: 61
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Sibayak (   Indonesia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Destination airport:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
Narrative:
The aircraft, named "Mamberamo", departed Palembang at 17:32 for an 80-minute flight to Medan. The flight was cleared for a runway 05 NDB approach and the pilot later reported maintaining 6000 feet until overhead the ON NDB. The aircraft struck the 7200 feet high Mount Sibayak volcano at an altitude of 5560 feet.

Events:

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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PK-GJV was reregistered PK-GVE in July 1974.
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Map
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 Palembang Airport to Medan-Polonia Airport as the crow flies is 978 km (611 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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