Date & Time: Jan 16, 2002 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-300
Operator:
Registration:
PK-GWA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mataram-Jogjakarta
MSN:
24403
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
GA421
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
54
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
27701
Aircraft flight cycles:
24139
Circumstances:
On approach, both engines failed. The crew tried to restart but without any success. The aircraft eventually crashed in the Begawan Solo river located 22 km west of Jogyakarta airport. A stewardess was killed while 12 other passengers were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Both engines failed due to water ingestion during an approach in heavy rain. CFM International procedures mentioned that crew should wait at least three minutes before restart the engine but the crew did not follow this procedure. Each engines should run at minimum 45% across heavy rain but the crew did not follow either this procedure.