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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 24 Juni 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-236B
Fluggesellschaft:British Airways
Kennzeichen: G-BDXH
Werknummer: 21635/365
Baujahr: 1979-03-19 (3 years 3 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 247
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 262
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:240 km (150 Meilen) SE of Jakarta (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia
Flug nach:Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH), Australien
Flugnummer: 009
Cruising at FL370 the aircraft entered a cloud of volcanic dust (Mount Galunggung had erupted). The crew noticed St. Elmo's fire and smoke and dust were present in the cabin. All four engines failed and the aircraft started to descend. The crew managed to restart engine no. 4 at FL130 and restarted the other engines in succession. Because engine no. 2 continually surged, a 3-engined emergency landing was carried out at Jakarta.


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Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Perth Airport, WA as the crow flies is 4120 km (2575 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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