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Last updated: 12 November 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 24 Dezember 1959
Zeit:05:00 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Kennzeichen: PK-GDV
Werknummer: 13535
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) von Palembang (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Palembang-Talang Betoetoe Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesien
Flug nach:Pangkal Pinang Airport (PGK/WIKK), Indonesien
Flugnummer: 330
Unfallbericht:
A no. 2 engine failure 13 minutes after takeoff forced the crew to return to Palembang. The aircraft crashed into a swamp short of Palembang.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the right engine, a lack of precaution on the part of the captain and marginal weather. A contributing factor may have been the overloaded condition of the aircraft, however, not to such an extent that it forced the aircraft to descend to a dangerously low altitude."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (233-236)
» The Singapore Free Press 26 December 1959, p1


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Map
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-Talang Betoetoe Airport to Pangkal Pinang Airport as the crow flies is 179 km (112 miles).

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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