JAKARTA - A Garuda Indonesia plane with almost 250 passengers aboard returned to the airport of Surabaya shortly after take-off because the pilot heard a "buzzing noise", according to a report. The plane had departed from the airport just 15 minutes earlier and was heading for Singapore when the pilot decided to turn around, as was told by a company official. "The pilot decided to return back as the buzzing noise disrupted his concentration," said Sudjoko Dalijo, a Garuda manager in Surabaya.
The decision was just a precaution and the Boeing 737-400 landed safely without any problems. This incident comes after a series of accidents in Indonesia in the last few months. In one of those accidents a Garuda plane crashed into rice paddies at the airport of Yogyakarta in March. In this accident 21 people were killed.