Date & Time: Apr 4, 1987 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Banda Aceh - Medan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Medan-Polonia Airport, pilots encountered poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity, turbulences and heavy rain falls. On final, the aircraft became unstable and lost height. The pilot increased engine power when the aircraft struck a television antenna, stalled and crashed in a field, bursting into flames. 23 occupants were killed while 22 others were injured.
Loss of control on final approach probably caused by windshear and microburst.