Girish Mahajan (Editor)

1979 Garuda Fokker F28 crash

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Passengers  57
Survivors  0
Aircraft name  Mamberamo
Date  11 July 1979
Operator  Garuda Indonesia
Survivor  0
Crew  4
Aircraft type  Fokker F28 Mk-1000
Registration  PK-GVE
Site  Mount Sibayak
Total fatalities  61 (all)
1979 Garuda Fokker F28 crash c1vgtstaticcomthumb20206750v1l1979garuda
Summary  Controlled flight into terrain
Similar  1982 Garuda Fokker F2, Garuda Indonesia Flight 035, Air New England Flight 248, Dan‑Air Flight 0034, Quebecair Flight 255

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 Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, Palembang, to Polonia International Airport, Medan, struck Mount Sibayak at 5,560 feet (1,690 m) on approach to landing, There were no survivors.

The aircraft had departed Palembang 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 2,500 feet (760 m). The pilot then reported he was maintaining a height of 9,300 feet (2,800 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 6,000 feet (1,800 m). The aircraft struck the 7,200-foot-high (2,200 m) volcano Mount Sibayak at 5,560 feet (1,690 m).


1979 Garuda Fokker F28 crash Wikipedia