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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223679
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:02-APR-2019
Time:15:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-341
Owner/operator:Garuda Indonesia
Registration: PK-GPF
C/n / msn: 153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 338
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:over Sri Lanka -   Sri Lanka
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Banda Aceh-Sultan Iskandarmuda Airport (BTJ/WITT)
Destination airport:Jeddah International Airport (JED)
Narrative:
Garuda Indonesia flight GA972 diverted to Colombo, Sri Lanka, after suffering a loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft had departed Banda Aceh, Indonesia at 13:07 UTC on a flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At 15:05 UTC, while en route over Sri Lanka at FL380, the flight crew initiated an emergency descent while diverting to Colombo.
A safe landing was carried out at 15:30 UTC.

Sources:

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/04/03/garuda-makes-emergency-landing-in-colombo-due-to-low-cabin-pressure.html
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/pk-gpf#20046e2f


Images:

Photo of PK-GPF courtesy AirHistory.net


Tokyo - Narita International (RJAA / NRT)
8 November 2013; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Apr-2019 11:18 harro Added
03-Apr-2019 11:20 harro Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport]

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