Question of Intent: The crash of Garuda Indonesia flight 200

Passengers flee the burning Boeing 737 after the crash. (Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives)
PK-GZC, the aircraft involved in the accident. (Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives)
Flight 200’s descent (yellow) versus the normal approach path (black). (NTSC)
Speed thresholds for different flap settings. (NTSC)
Profile of flight 200’s approach. (NTSC)
Simulation of the crash of Garuda Indonesia flight 200. (Mayday)
An excerpt from cameraman Wayan Sukardo’s aftermath footage. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77jutxaKPa4&t=358s
Police watch as the plane burns after the crash. (SBS)
Firefighters struggled to put out the flames that consumed the cabin. (Reuters)
By the time the fire was put out, only a charred hulk remained. (ABC News)
Investigators work at the crash site. (Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives)
Investigators work at the crash site. (Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives)
Smoke lingered after the fire was put out. (The New York Times)
Another view of the tail section. (The Guardian)
The burned out remains of the passenger cabin. (Aviation Accidents Database)
Captain Muhammad Marwoto Komar appears in court to face charges of manslaughter and negligence. (Mayday)
A disclaimer in the NTSC’s report on the crash warns against using the report for any purpose other than improving safety. (NTSC)
Investigators examine one of the 737’s mangled engines. (Bay Ismoyo)
Captain Komar and his daughters walk away from the courthouse after his acquittal in 2009. (Mayday)
An engine lies on the edge of the rice paddy as another 737 lands safely on runway 9. (Bay Ismoyo)

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Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.

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