ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 PK-GVE Mount Sibayak
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Date:Wednesday 11 July 1979
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-GVE
MSN: 11055
First flight: 1972-07-19 (7 years)
Total airframe hrs:14154
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 61 / Occupants: 61
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Sibayak (   Indonesia)
Crash site elevation: 1695 m (5561 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Destination airport:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
A Garuda Fokker F-28, named "Mamberamo", departed Palembang, Indonesia, at 17:33 local time with an estimated arrival at Polonia Airport, Medan at 19:05.
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.


» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker-F-281000-PK-GJV
accident date: 11-07-1979
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
registration: PK-GJV

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).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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