[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific
Major accidents in Indonesia
Hundreds have died in a series of plane, train and ferry accidents in recent years.
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2010 06:02 GMT
Indonesia's infrastructure is notorious for poor safety standards and maintenance [Reuters]

October 2, 2010: At least 34 people are killed when two trains collide in Central Java.

May 20, 2009: About 100 people are killed when a military transport plane crashes in East Java.

January 11, 2009: Nearly 250 people missing after a ferry travelling from Pare-Pare on the west coast of Sulawesi to the city of Samarinda capsizes due to bad weather.

March 7, 2007: Twenty-three people are killed after a passenger jet of national carrier Garuda Airlines overshoots the runway and bursts into flames on landing in the cultural capital of Yogyakarta.

January 1, 2007: An Adam Air passenger plane flying from Surabaya to Manado with 102 people aboard crashes into the sea off the west coast of Sulawesi.

December 30, 2006: A ferry with at least 600 on board sinks during a storm as it travels between Borneo and Java. About 250 survivors are eventually found in the days after the accident.

Sept 5, 2005: Domestic airliner operated by local carrier Mandala Airlines crashes in a residential area of Indonesia's third-biggest city Medan, killing 102 aboard and 47 residents in an inferno on the ground.

Source:
Reuters
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Venezuela's president lacks the charisma and cult of personality maintained by the late Hugo Chavez.
Despite the Geneva deal, anti-government protesters in Ukraine's eastern regions don't intend to leave any time soon.
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
join our mailing list