B734, en-route, Sulawesi Indonesia, 2007

Summary: 

On 1 January 2007, a B737-400 crashed into the sea off Sulawesi, Indonesia, after the crew lost control of the aircraft having become distracted by a minor technical problem.

Event Details
When: 
01/01/2007
Event Type: 
Day/Night: 
Day
Flight Conditions: 
IMC

18948

Flight Details
Aircraft: 
Operator: 
Type of Flight: 
Public Transport (Passenger)
Take-off Commenced: 
Yes
Flight Airborne: 
Yes
Flight Completed: 
No
Phase of Flight: 
Cruise
Location
Approx.: 
off Sulawesi coast, Indonesia
General
Tag(s): 
Inadequate Aircraft Operator Procedures, Inadequate Airworthiness Procedures, Ineffective Regulatory Oversight
HF
Tag(s): 
Distraction, Inappropriate crew response - skills deficiency, Inappropriate crew response (technical fault), Ineffective Monitoring, Manual Handling, Procedural non compliance
LOC
Tag(s): 
AP Status Awareness, Flight Management Error, Extreme Bank, Extreme Pitch
Outcome
Damage or injury: 
Yes
Aircraft damage: 
Hull loss
Non-aircraft damage: 
Yes
Non-occupant Casualties: 
No
Occupant Fatalities: 
Most or all occupants
Number of Occupant Fatalities: 
102
Off Airport Landing: 
Yes
Ditching: 
Yes
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Operation, Aircraft Technical
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Operation, Aircraft Airworthiness, Air Traffic Management
Investigation Type
Type: 
Independent

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