A fatal air accident has again occurred. An Air Force Fokker 27 aircraft under the registration number A-2708 crashed into the military housing complex at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base on Thursday, killing at least 11 people.
Fokker 27s were designed in the 1950s by a Dutch aircraft manufacturer. The aim of the Fokker 27’s production was to replace the previously successful light and versatile Dakota DC-3s. Dakota’s military version of C-47 is a highly accomplished transporter, with 10,000 units produced for use all over the world. Dakota’s reliability was therefore unmatched by the Fokker 27. Fokker, in cooperation with its American partner, Fairchild Hiller, produced no less than 800 Fokker 27s used by quite a lot of countries.
Based on accident records, several mishaps and grim accounts dot the history of Fokker 27 crashes in the world. We can recall the rugby team tr
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