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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 24 December 1959
Time:05:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GDV
C/n / msn: 13535
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Palembang (   Indonesia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Destination airport:?
Flightnumber: 330
Narrative:
A no. 2 engine failure 13 minutes after takeoff forced the crew to return to Palembang. The aircraft crashed into a swamp short of Palembang.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the right engine, a lack of precaution on the part of the captain and marginal weather. A contributing factor may have been the overloaded condition of the aircraft, however, not to such an extent that it forced the aircraft to descend to a dangerously low altitude."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (233-236)


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