29 Years ago today: On 5 October 1991 a Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules crashed near Jakarta, killing 133 occupants and 2 persons on the ground.
|Date:||Saturday 5 October 1991|
Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules
|Operator:||Tentara Nasional Indonesia-AU (Air Force)|
|C/n / msn:||4927|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 121 / Occupants: 122|
|Total:||Fatalities: 133 / Occupants: 134|
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 2|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3 km (1.9 mls) S of Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP) ( Indonesia)|
|Phase:||Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP/WIHH), Indonesia|
|Destination airport:||Bandung-Husein Sastranegara Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia|
The Hercules was carrying airmen who had just participated in an Armed Forces Day ceremony. Shortly after takeoff from Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP) an engine was said to have caught fire. Control was apparently lost as the airplane plowed into a Department of Labor training center and caught fire. Two security guards on the ground were killed.