- Title: INDONESIA: BOEING 737-300 WITH 60 PASSENGERS ON BOARD CRASHES INTO A MAIN RIVER
- Date: 18th January 2002
- Summary: SERENAN, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA (JANUARY 17, 2002) (REUTERS) 1. SLV PLANE IN RIVER 0.06 2. SLV RESCUE WORKERS NEXT TO PLANE 0.12 3. SLV TAIL OF PLANE; MV LOCAL RESIDENTS WATCHING (4 SHOTS) 0.32 4. SLV RESCUE WORKERS MAKING PLATFORM TO PLANE (2 SHOTS) 0.42 5. SLV BROKEN WING IN WATER 0.48 6. SLV DAMAGE TO PLANE 0.52 7. MV WORKERS WITH DEBRIS (3 SHOTS) 1.05 8. SLV PLANE IN WATER; MV/SCU MEN CONSTRUCTING PLATFORM (4 SHOTS) 1.30 9. MV ENGINE 1.36 10. MV INDONESIAN AIRFORCE PERSONNEL STANDING ON WRECKAGE 1.43 11. SLV /LV MORE OF PLANE IN RIVER (2 SHOTS) 2.03 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: SERENAN, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Duration: 00:02:03
- Story Text: An Indonesian Boeing 737-300 with 60 people on board
has crash landed in a main river on Indonesia's Java island
killing one crew member - miraculously the rest of the
Passengers reported turbulence before the crash which
police linked to mechanical problems.
A flight attendant was killed and 23 people on board
wounded in the crash of flight 421 into the Solo River on the
island of Java around 4:30 p.m. (0930 GMT) on Thursday
(January 17, 2002).
The plane, belonging to Indonesia's national carrier
Garuda, was flying from Mataram on the resort island of Lombok
to the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, one of Indonesia's
most popular tourist spots.
It is believed that the pilot attempted an emergency
landing after the plane developed mechanical problems while
flying in turbulent conditions.
Officials have declined to comment on the cause of the
crash until preliminary investigations are concluded.
Twenty three people were hurt, five seriously, when the
pilot made the emergency landing in the Solo river at the
village of Serenan near the small town of Klaten.
Some of the injured, suffering from cuts and bruises, were
treated at a local hospital before being released. Six crew
members including the plane's pilot were among the 60
Solo police said the three foreigners, an Australian
mother, a Thai father and their daughter, on board the
flight survived the ordeal without serious injuries.
Officials said the plane's black box had been found but
that no clear time had been set to drag the plane out of the
A Singapore SilkAir Boeing 737-300 plunged into a river in
Indonesia's Sumatra island in December 1997, killing all 104
people on board.
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