1979 Garuda Fokker F28 crash

1979 Garuda Fokker F28 crash

Infobox Airliner accident
date = 11 July 1979
type = Controlled flight into terrain
site = Mount Sibayak, Indonesia
aircraft_type = Fokker F28
tail_number = PK-GVE
operator = Garuda Indonesia
origin = Palembang Airport Palembang, Indonesia
destination = Medan Airport Medan, Indonesia
passengers = 57
crew = 4
survivors = 0

The 1979 Garuda Fokker F28 crash occurred on 11 July 1979 when a Garuda Indonesia Fokker F28 airliner on a domestic flight in Indonesia from Palembang Airport, Palembang, to Medan Airport, Medan, struck Mount Sibayak at convert|5560|ft|m on approach to landing. There were no survivors.

The aircraft had departed Palmebang 80 minutes earlier and had been cleared for an approach to runway 05 at Medan Airport. The aircraft was asked to report passing the non-directional beacon (NDB) "ON" at convert|2500|ft|m. The pilot then reported he was maintaining a height of convert|9300|ft|m as the NDB was unreliable. The approach controller then asked them to maintain that height until after they had passed the NDB. The pilot then reported they were at convert|6000|ft|m. The aircraft struck the convert|7200|ft|m-high volcano Mount Sibayak at convert|5560|ft|m.


* UK CAA Document CAA 429 World Airline Accident Summary (ICAO Summary 11/79)

External links

* [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19790711-0 Aviation Safety Network record]

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