NTSB Identification: DCA05RA096
Accident occurred Monday, September 05, 2005 in Medan, Indonesia
Aircraft: Boeing B737-200, registration:
Injuries: 145 Fatal,16 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On September 5, 2005 at 1004 local time, a Mandala Airlines B737-200, registration PK-RIM, crashed after takeoff from runway 23 at the Medan-Pollonia airport, Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia into an urban residential area. There were 5 crew and 112 passengers on board. The crew and 96 passengers, along with 44 persons on the ground, were fatally injured; 16 passengers survived.

The flight was destined for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK), Jakarta, Indonesia. The NTSB, representing the state of manufacture of the aircraft and engines, provided an accredited representative and technical advisors in powerplants and airworthiness, in addition to advisors from Boeing and Pratt & Whitney. Major portions of the airplane were missing from the scene, however the flight recorders were retrieved along with other components of the airplane. The cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder were read out at the NTSB laboratory in Washington DC under the direction of Indonesian authorities and the data provided to the Indonesian NTSC.

The accident is being investigated by the Indonesian NTSC.
Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Communications
National Transportation Safety Committee
Gedung Karsa Lt. 7
Departemen Perhubungan
Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat No. 8
Jakarta 10110 - Indonesia

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