Major accidents in Indonesia

Hundreds have died in a series of plane, train and ferry accidents in recent years.

    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


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