Date & Time: Feb 1, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Singapore - Jakarta
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Approximately four hours after his departure from Singapore on a charter flight to Jakarta, the captain realized he was not on the correct route and was lost. As he was short of fuel, he reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in a prairie located near Tegal, some 260 km southeast of the intended destination. A pilot and five passengers were killed while three other occupants were injured.
It was determined that the crew lost his orientation in flight, probably due to a faulty compass reading on part of the crew or a possible technical problem with the compass. An emergency landing was necessary due to fuel exhaustion.