Accident Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado PK-GJA, Tuesday 28 May 1968
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Date:Tuesday 28 May 1968
Time:02:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado
Owner/operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: PK-GJA
MSN: 30-10-3
Engine model:General Electric CJ805-23
Fatalities:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:37 km N of Mumbai Airport (BOM) -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC)
Narrative:
A Convair CV-990 passenger plane, registration PK-GJA, was destroyed in an accident near Bombay Airport (BOM), India. All 29 on board, 15 passengers and 14 crew members, were killed. Several villagers at Bilalpada were struck by debris. One of them was killed.
The airplane operated on an international service from Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam (AMS), the Netherlands with en route stops at Bombay, Karachi, Cairo and Rome.
The aircraft crashed in a nearly vertical attitude, some 14 minutes after takeoff.

Sources:

The Indian Express - May 29, 1968

Statistics

  • 22nd worst accident in 1968
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Airview; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS)


photo (c) ANP / J. Klok; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); 30 March 1965; (CC:by-nc-nd)


photo (c) Jan Bekker; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS)

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