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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 1 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operating for:PENAS
Leased from:Royal Air Lao
Registration: XW-PEH
C/n / msn: 43126/132
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tegal (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Singapore (unknown airport), Singapore
Destination airport:Jakarta (unknown airport), Indonesia
Narrative:
After a flight of approximately 4 hrs departing from Singapore, the aircraft was observed flying at a low altitude approximately at Tegal (mid Java, Indonesia) for a forced landing. The aircraft crashed due to fuel starvation. According to the crew, compass error and lost position was encountered.

Classification:
Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» The Straits Times, 4 February 1972, Page 1


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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