Garuda Indonesia plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. Only events since 1970 are included.

  1. 7 September 1974; Garuda Indonesia Airways F27; Telukbetung, Indonesia: During an attempted go around after a landing attempt in bad weather, the aircraft had sank back to the runway, striking it with the right propeller. The aircraft eventually struck buildings near the runway and caught fire. All three crew members and 28 of the 33 passengers were killed.

  2. 24 September 1975; Garuda Indonesia Airways F28-1000; near Palembang, Indonesia: The aircraft had an accident during landing. All four crew members and 21 of the 58 passengers were killed.

  3. 11 July 1979; Garuda Indonesia Airways F28-1000; near Medan Airfield, Indonesia: The aircraft hit mountainous terrain. All four crew members and 57 passengers were killed.

  4. 20 March 1982; Garuda Indonesia Airways F28-1000; Brantl Airport, Indonesia: The aircraft had a runway overrun in heavy rain, crashed and caught fire. All four crew members and 22 of the 24 passengers were killed.

  5. 2 June 1983; Garuda Indonesia Airways F28-1000; Tanjungkarang, Indonesia: The aircraft had a runway overran on takeoff after one of the engines had a power reduction. Two of the four crew members and one of the 57 passengers were killed.

  6. 4 April 1987; Garuda Indonesia Airways DC9-32; Medan, Indonesia: The aircraft crashed on approach in heavy rain after contact with an aerial and pylon. There was also a possible wind shear encounter. Four of the eight crew members and 23 of the 37 passengers were killed.

  7. 13 June 1996; Garuda Indonesia Airways DC10-30; Fukuoka, Japan: The aircraft was on a flight from Japan to Indonesia when it overran the runway after an aborted takeoff and caught fire. There were 260 passengers and 15 crew on board. Three passengers died and a reported 108 of the occupants suffered various injuries.

  8. 26 September 1997; Garuda Indonesia Airways A300; near Medan, Indonesia: The aircraft was on approach to Medan on a flight from Jakarta when it crashed in a mountainous area about 19 miles (30 km) from the airport. Extensive smoke and haze from numerous forest fires caused reduced visibility in the area. All 12 crew members and 222 passengers were killed.

  9. 7 March 2007; Garuda Indonesia Airways 737-400; Yogyakarta, Indonesia: The aircraft had been on a domestic flight from Jakarta and overran the runway after landing at Yogyakarta. The aircraft went through the airport's perimeter fence, crossed and road and an embankment, and caught fire as it came to rest in a nearby rice paddy. One of the seven crew members and 20 of the 133 passengers were killed.
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Garuda Indonesia plane crashes -- Revised: 16 July 2015