Date: September 26, 1997
Time: 13:34
Location: Buah Nabar, Indonesia
Operator: Garuda Indonesia Airlines
Flight #: 152
Route: Jakarta - Medan
AC Type: Airbus A300-B4-200
Registration: PK-GAI
cn / ln: 214
Aboard: 234   (passengers:222  crew:12)
Fatalities: 234   (passengers:222  crew:12)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into mountainous terrain 15 minutes before it was due to land at Medan on a flight from Jakarta. The aircraft crashed 20 miles from the airport. Combination of ATC errors in directing the plane in the wrong direction into mountainous terrain and the crew setting and using their instruments incorrectly. Contributing to the accident was impared visibility due to smoke from forest fires in the area.

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