1991 Jakarta Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash


1991 Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash
TNI-AU (Indonesian Air Force) Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules serial number A-1317 lands at Yogyakarta's Adisucipto International Airport.jpg
A TNI-AU C-130H-30, sister to the accident aircraft
Date5 October 1991
SummaryEngine fire on takeoff
Sitenear Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport
Total fatalities135 (2 on the ground)
Aircraft typeLockheed C-130H-30 Hercules
OperatorIndonesian Air Force
Flight originJakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport
DestinationHusein Sastranegara International Airport
Survivors1 (Initially 2)
Ground casualties
Ground fatalities2

The 1991 Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash happened on 5 October 1991 when an Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules, A-1324, crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport due to an engine fire.[1]

Sequence of events

A-1324 (serial number - 4927, model L-82), was delivered from the 32nd Transport Squadron in June 1982.[2] The military flight was from Jakarta to Bandung,[3] and mainly consisted of Paskhas, (also called Orange Berets), returning to base after participating in an Indonesian Armed Forces Day ceremony.[4]

The aircraft had a crew of 12 and 122 airman passengers. The aircraft departed at 15:00 local time when, according to eyewitnesses on the ground, one of the engines caught on fire. The fire presumably damaged the wing mechanism, causing the left engine to fail. The aircraft lost control, crashed into the Training Center of the Ministry of Labor, and exploded. Rescue operations were hampered by heavy rain which began an hour after the crash. One of the pilots, Major Samsul Ilham, was found in the wreckage alive but seriously injured. He later died in the hospital the same day.

A man survived the crash. Two people on the ground were also killed. With 135 fatalities, the crash was the deadliest aviation disaster to occur in Indonesia until the crash of Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 in 1997. It is now the sixth-deadliest.[1][3][5]


  1. ^ a b Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules A-1324 Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP)". Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  2. ^ "PAF C130 ACFT MISSING". Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  3. ^ a b "INDONESIAN MILITARY PLANE CRASHES IN JAKARTA, 132 KILLED". Associated Press. 1991-10-05. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  4. ^ "C-130 Hercules" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  5. ^ "Military Plane Crash in Indonesia Leaves 133 Dead". Los Angeles Times. 1991-10-06. Retrieved 2013-11-30.