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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Date:Thursday 17 July 1997
Time:11:55 WIT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operating for:Sempati Air Transport
Leased from:Trigana Air Service
Registration: PK-YPM
C/n / msn: 10415
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 50
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bandung (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia
Destination airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 304
The F-27, leased from Trigana Air Services, took off from Bandung at 11:46 West Indian Time for a flight to Jakarta. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft developed engine trouble; smoke was seen emitting from one of the engines. The crew tried to make an emergency landing at Sulaiman Airbase runway 13, but the aircraft clipped roofs and a wall of a housing complex and crashed into a muddy field. The F-27 (named "Jayapura") broke up and caught fire.
On May 14, 1996 PK-YPM was involved in a an accident when the no. 1 prop struck the right wing of a parked F-28 (PK-PJL) at Jakarta.

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photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 PK-MFH
PK-MFH moved to Trigana Air Service in 1993 and was leased to Sempati in May 1997.
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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 Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport to Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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