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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 11 April 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-230
Operator:Sempati Air Transport
Registration: PK-JHI
C/n / msn: 22132/769
First flight: 1981-06-05 (15 years 10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport (BDJ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport (BDJ/WAOO), Indonesia
Destination airport:Surabaya-Juanda Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Flightnumber: 123
Narrative:
A Boeing 737-230 passenger plane sustained substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport (BDJ), Indonesia.
The crew Sempati Air Transport flight SG123 aborted the takeoff after hearing two loud bangs near the right hand engine. The airplane drifted to the left and went off the side of the runway, coming to rest in a drainage ditch.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Indonesian Aircraft Accident/Incident Database 1988-2001


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Distance from Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport to Surabaya-Juanda Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (304 miles).

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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