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Jakarta Post

Garuda aircraft skids off runway in Yogyakarta

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, February 1, 2017   /  09:18 pm
Garuda aircraft skids off runway in Yogyakarta Garuda Indonesia's PK-GIC Boeing 777-300 aircraft departs for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands on Jan. 18, 2016. (

A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 airplane carrying 123 passengers from Jakarta to Yogyakarta skidded of the runway while landing at Adisutjipto Airport on Wednesday evening, a Garuda Indonesia official said.

“It happened at 7:42 p.m. when the rain was pouring hard. All passengers were safe,” vice president of corporate communications at Garuda Indonesia told The Jakarta Post Wednesday.

The pilots of the flight were Capt. Rio Kurnia and Aulia Riyani and five cabin crew members were on board.

He said the rain made the runway slippery. “The aircraft was still on the runway but we hoped it could be moved in an hour,” Benny said.