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Accident description
Last updated: 31 March 2015
Date:Wednesday 20 May 2009
Time:ca 06:30
Type:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Tentara Nasional Indonesia-AU (Air Force)
Registration: A-1325
C/n / msn: 4917
First flight: 1982
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-15
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 98
Total:Fatalities: 97 / Occupants: 112
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Madiun-Iswahyudi Airport (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP/WIHH), Indonesia
Destination airport:Madiun-Iswahyudi Airport (WARI), Indonesia
The Indonesian Air Force Hercules was on approach to Madiun-Iswahyudi Airport when it hit four houses before skidding into a rice field. It burst into flames on impact. Antara news agency reports that fifteen occupants survived the accident. Earlier reports indicated that the airplane carried 14 crew members and 98 passengers. reported a confirmed number of fatalities of 96. It's unclear if this figure includes two or three reported ground fatalities.

» The Jakarta Post


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Distance from Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport to Madiun-Iswahyudi Airport as the crow flies is 521 km (326 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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