ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) PK-GDU Palembang
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Date:Saturday 1 January 1966
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-GDU
MSN: 13463
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:120 km (75 mls) S of Palembang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Two Garuda Douglas C-47 aircraft collided and crashed about 120 km south of Palembang, Indonesia. All 17 occupants on board each aircraft were killed.
Both aircraft had departed Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport for Palembang with one departing four minutes after the other.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

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Distance from Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport to Palembang Airport as the crow flies is 430 km (269 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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