[INCIDENT] Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 skidded off Runway at Yogyakarta-Adisutjipto Airport

On February 1st, Garuda Indonesia flight GA258 was involved in a runway incursion at Yogyakarta-Adisutjipto Airport when the Boeing 737 aircraft skidded off the runway in rainy conditions. None of the 124 occupants onboard were injured.

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The aircraft involved in the incident was 2.5 year old Boeing 737-8U3(WL), MSN 41798. Flight GA258 took off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 18:42 UTC. At 19:24 UTC, the aircraft entered a holding pattern just west of Yogyakarta. The approach was commenced at 19:46 UTC.

About 19:50 UTC the aircraft landed on runway 09 and ran off the runway, coming to rest bogged down on a soft soil grassy area. Local news reports indicated that it was raining heavily at the time of the incident.

Adisutjipto Airport was closed following the incident, with authorities saying it would remain shut until Thursday afternoon to allow the plane to be removed from the area.

Services to and from Yogyakarta were cancelled, with flights diverting to the nearby city of Solo.

An investigation is underway to find the cause of the incident.

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