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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Tuesday 26 August 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 812 Viscount
Operating for:Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
Leased from:Far Eastern Air Transport - FEAT
Registration: PK-IVS
C/n / msn: 353
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:20659
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) NE of Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport (BDJ/WAOO), Indonesia
Destination airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
The Bouraq Viscount was operating on a flight from Banjarmasin to Jakarta. At 06:04 the crew issued a Mayday call, stating shuddering of the airplane. Air traffic control vectored a Fokker F-28 to intercept the plane. At 06:28 the F-28 crew noticed problems with the right elevator and stated that the plane was falling to the left. After separation of the right elevator the Viscount crew lost control. It impacted the ground inverted, about 25░ nose down relative to the ground and with its port wing low.

PROBABLE CAUSE: The cause of this accident was the in-flight fracture of the spigot in the elevator tab circuit. This part had exceeded the 12 000 flight hours retirement life by 21 000 hrs resulting in a life of 33.000 hrs.

Tail failure
Loss of control



photo of Vickers 812 Viscount B-2037
B-2037 was leased by Bouraq in March 1980 as PK-IVS
photo of Vickers 812 Viscount N501T
N501T moved to Taiwan in 1976 as B-2037 and was leased by Bouraq in March 1980 as PK-IVS
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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 Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport to Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport as the crow flies is 929 km (580 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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