Accident Douglas DC-6 XW-PEH, Tuesday 1 February 1972
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Date:Tuesday 1 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6
Registration: XW-PEH
MSN: 43126/132
Year of manufacture:1948
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Tegal -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Singapore (unknown airport)
Destination airport:Jakarta-Kemayoran Airport (JKT)
After a flight of approximately 4 hrs departing from Singapore, the aircraft was observed flying at a low altitude approximately at Tegal (mid Java, Indonesia) for a forced landing. The aircraft crashed due to fuel starvation. According to the crew, compass error and lost position was encountered.


The Straits Times, 4 February 1972, Page 1


  • 103rd worst accident in 1972
  • 55th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 44th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



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