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Mandala Airlines Boeing 737-230 plane crash
Medan, Indonesia

Mandala Airlines Boeing 737-230 plane crash - Medan, Indonesia

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Medan, IndonesiaThe aircraft crashed while performing a scheduled passenger flight from Medan-Polonia Airport to Jakarta. Shortly after takeoff from Medan, survivors reported that the Boeing began to shake violently, veered left, and crashed into a residential area about 500m off the end of the runway.

A failure of one engine could be the root cause of the crash said a transport safety official. "Preliminary investigations show a fuel problem on the engine" he said.

The 9 survivors were sittted in the same row.

Aircraft similar to the one which crashed (Boeing 737-230)
Aircraft similar to the one which crashed (Boeing 737-230)
Medan, Indonesia
Medan, Indonesia (Red dot on map)

Photos of the Mandala Airlines Boeing 737 crash