Aircraft name Mamberamo
Date 11 July 1979
Operator Garuda Indonesia
Aircraft type Fokker F28 Mk-1000
Site Mount Sibayak
Total fatalities 61 (all)
|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).