Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing 737-497, PK-GZC; Adi Sucipto Airport, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; 7 March 2007

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


At Indonesia's request on 7 March 2007, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau appointed an accredited representative in accordance with Clause 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, to participate in the NTSC's investigation into the fatal accident at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, involving a Boeing 737 operated by Garuda Indonesia.

The aircraft overran the runway and crashed into a rice field 252 metres from the end of the runway. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and the post-impact fire.

There were two pilots, five flight attendants and 133 passengers on board. One flight attendant and 20 passengers, including five Australians were fatally injured. One flight attendant and 11 passengers, including 3 Australians were seriously injured, and two flight attendants and 98 passengers sustained minor injuries.

The ATSB dispatched a Deputy Director and two senior investigators to assist its Indonesian counterpart with the investigation. The ATSB also cooperated closely with the NTSC in the analysis of the aircraft black box recorders.

Australia's accredited representative to the investigation continued to work closely with the NTSC throughout the investigation.

To protect the information supplied by the NTSC to the ATSB and investigative workload undertaken to assist the NTSC, the ATSB initiated and investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

On 22 October 2007, the NTSC published its final report into the accident on its website.

National Transportation Safety Committee
Ministry Of Transportation Republic Of Indonesia
Transportation Building 3rd Floor
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 5
Jakarta Pusat 10110

Phone  :  +62 21 384 7601
Email    :  knkt@dephub.go.id

Website: http://knkt.dephub.go.id/knkt/ntsc_home/ntsc.htm




Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 07 March 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 23:58 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Adi Sucipto Airport Yogyakarta    
State: International    
Release date: 22 October 2007   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model 737-497  
Aircraft registration PK-GZC  
Serial number 25664  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta  
Departure time 23:17 UTC  
Destination Adi Sucipto Airport, Yogyakarta  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL 3703 13421
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 20 0 21
Serious: 1 11 0 12
Minor: 2 98 0 100
Total: 4 129 0 133
Last update 03 April 2020