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Garuda Indonesia Flight 035
A Garuda Indonesia McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 similar to the one involved.
Garuda Indonesia Flight 035 was a domestic Garuda Indonesia flight that struck a pylon and crashed on approach to Medan-Polonia Airport on 4 April 1987. 23 of the 45 passengers and crew on board were killed in the accident.
The aircraft was on an Instrument Landing System approach to Medan Airport in a thunderstorm. The aircraft struck electrical power lines and crashed short of the runway. The aircraft broke up and the tail section separated and fire broke out.
Most of the survivors escaped through breaks in the fuselage and 11 were flung free of the aircraft. Four of the eight crew died and 19 passengers suffered fatal injuries due to smoke inhalation and burns. Four crew and 18 passengers suffered serious injuries. All the fatalities died due to the fire and not due to the impact with the ground.