Date: 5 September 2005

In September 2005, a Mandala Airlines airplane travelling from Medan to Jakarta in overcast weather crashed into a densely populated residential area shortly after take-off. The accident claimed the lives of 149 people including the Governor of North Sumatra, His Excellency Tengku Rizal Nurdin, with whom Mercy Relief had been closely collaborating since 2003.

How we helped:

  • A medical team was deployed to the crash site
  • A second support team provided medical aid at a private hospital that victims had been evacuated to