Another Airliner Crashes In Indonesia
Investigators recovered the flight data and cockpit voice voice recorders from a Garuda Airlines Boeing 737-400 that crashed and erupted in flames while landing at Jogyakarta Airport in Indonesia on Wednesday. At least 23 people trapped inside the burning wreckage were killed, while more than 115 others on board escaped through emergency exits, authorities and witnesses said. Survivors said the narrowbody "shook violently" as it approached the airport at a high rate of speed. The 737 overran the runway and bounced three times before plowing through a fence and coming to rest in a rice field. The Garuda Airlines crash is the third involving a commercial jetliner in the country in as many months: an Adam Air Boeing 737 plummeted into the sea on New Year's Day, killing all 102 on board; weeks later a jetliner broke apart on landing, but fortunately there were no casualties.