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Last updated: 14 November 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 8 July 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4U3
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GWK
C/n / msn: 25713/2531
First flight: 1993-09-17 (10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 90
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII), Indonesia
Destination airport:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
Flightnumber:GA156
Narrative:
The Boeing 737-4U3 passenger plane, operated by Garuda Indonesia Airways, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing accident at Medan-Polonia Airport (MES), Indonesia.
It was raining heavily at the time of the landing.

Classification:

Sources:
» Indonesian Aircraft Accident/Incident Database 1988-2001


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Distance from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Medan-Polonia Airport as the crow flies is 1389 km (868 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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