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Accident description
Last updated: 17 March 2018
Date:Saturday 1 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GDE
C/n / msn: 19719
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Palembang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta (unknown airport), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Two Garuda C-47 aircraft collided while approaching Palembang and crashed into a swamp.

Mid air collision
Loss of control


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