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Seven airports closed due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud Seven airports and one airstrip remain closed on Saturday, as of 10:00 am local time (GMT +7), due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java, an official said.

Posted in Travel @ 15 February 2014 12:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


LAPAN ready to develop pioneer aircraft The National Aeronautics and Aviation Agency (LAPAN) plans this year to develop pioneer N219 aircraft, thereby spearheading the development of the national aviation industry, noted a minister.

Posted in Economy @ 07 February 2014 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ngada district head named as suspect in airport blockade Police have named the Ngada District Head Marianus Sae as suspect in the blocking of Turelelo airport in the district on December 21. Based on questionings, the police suspected the Ngada district head of violating Article 421 of the 2009 Aviation Law by ordering other people to commit a criminal offense, he noted.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 30 December 2013 22:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air plane evacuated at Djalaluddin Airport The Lion Air plane, which had skidded off the runway at Djalaluddin Airport in Gorontalo on August 6, 2013, was evacuated on Friday at 4 p.m. local time. The Lion Air Boeing 737-800 plane was towed away to the end of the runway by an excavator and is being guarded by patrol cars.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 August 2013 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Singapore-bound planes divert flights to Batam Two Singapore-bound Airbus planes diverted their flights to Hang Nadim Airport in Batam island as heavy rains fell in Changi Airport on Friday, a spokesman said. The two planes belonged to Tiger Airways and Silk Air, according to the head of the general affairs section at the Hang Nadim Airport Suwarso.

Posted in Weather @ 26 July 2013 23:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


All passengers survive after a plane skids off runway All 46 passengers of a plane operated by Merpati Airlines survived after it skidded off the El Tari airport runway in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, on Monday morning.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 June 2013 15:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to audit Lion Air following plane crash The Ministry of Transportation is to audit the management of Lion Air following plane crash that happens last Saturday (April 13) near Bali`s airport, Minister E.E. Mangindaan said here on Monday.

Posted in Travel @ 15 April 2013 19:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Urine tests of a crashed plane`s pilot and co-pilot negative Urine and blood tests of Lion Air`s pilot and co-pilot whose plane landed in shallow water before reaching the runway of Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, Bali, last Saturday (April 13), showed negative results, official said.

Posted in Accidents @ 14 April 2013 15:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air plane overshoots runway and crashlands in sea A plane belonging to the Indonesian airliner Lion Air has overshot the runway and then crashlanded into the sea at the end of the runway. The accident happened around 15:00 local time today at the international airport of Bali, where the runway ends and starts almost directly at the coastline with just a few meters of space.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2013 11:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


LAPAN prepares rocket launch in Morotai The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) is preparing a rocket launch for September 2013 on Morotai Island (North Maluku), Head of LAPAN Bambang S Tejasukmana said here on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 20 December 2012 18:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Indonesia to produce N-219 aircraft in 2014' Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta has stated that Indonesia will produce N-219 transport aircraft in 2014.

Posted in Economy @ 20 December 2012 17:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Crew that landed plane at wrong airport grounded The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation has grounded the pilot and co-pilot of Sriwijaya Airlines flight SJ021 that landed at the wrong airport in Padang, West Sumatra on October 13, 2012. Bisnis.com reports that the flight landed at the Tabing Padang Airport in Padang when, in fact, it was scheduled to land at the nearby Minangkabau International Airport.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 20 October 2012 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'Indonesia to have navy museum' The Education and Culture Ministry`s Director of Museum And Cultural Heritage Preservation, Surya Helmy, has stated that Indonesia will soon have a Navy museum, which will be set up inside a warship.

Posted in History @ 10 October 2012 21:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fokker-27 aircraft crashes near Halim airbase A Fokker F-27 aircraft belonging to Squadron 2 of the Indonesian Air Force crashed into a housing complex near Halim Perdana Kusuma airbase in East Jakarta on Thursday. "Yes, an Indonesian Air Force aircraft has just crashed near Halim," the Head of Information of Indonesian Air Force, Colonel Agung Sasongkojati, confirmed the news.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 June 2012 12:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta's Adisutjipto airport relocation being studied Adisutjipto Airport relocation plan from Sleman district to Kulon Progo district is still in the stage of a feasibility study, PT Angkasa Pura I spokesperson Isye Yuviana said here on Friday.

Posted in Travel @ 31 December 2011 06:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pilot dies, four passengers injured in Papua plane crash Pilot Captain Arnold Burung died and four passengers were seriously injured in an AMA PK-RDC plane crash at Abmisibil airport, Okbibab, Pegunungan Bintang District, Papua Province, on Saturday at 7.40 am local time.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 December 2011 03:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt picks Karawang as location for new airport The government has chosen Karawang, West Java, as the location for a new airport, an official from the Transportation Ministry has announced. He said that the government planned to build a new airport in response to complaints about services at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Cengkareng due to overcapacity.

Posted in Economy @ 21 November 2011 01:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Land acquisition hampers Bengkulu runway extension Land acquisition problem still hampering the extension of Fatmawati airport`s runway in Bengkulu, airport spokesman Syamsul Bandri said here on Monday.

Posted in Travel @ 07 November 2011 09:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Man killed by propeller of small plane at Indonesian airport A man was killed at an Indonesian airport on early Saturday morning when he was hit in the face by the propeller of a small plane, local media reported on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 October 2011 12:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb scare aboard Garuda Indonesia plane A Garuda Indonesia passenger plane landed safely at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday after a bomb threat was received at the airline's headquarters.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 06 October 2011 07:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New Lombok airport finally opened officially Jakarta Globe reports that the beleaguered Lombok International Airport began operations at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011. Long delayed for a variety of reasons ranging from funding, lack of supporting infrastructure, theft of building materials, environmental disputes and construction delays - the original opening date of March 2010 was pushed back by 1.5 years.

Posted in Travel @ 02 October 2011 11:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


AviaStar plane drives into three cows on landing strip A British Aerospace BAE 146/200 operated by AviaStar Jet on route from Kupang – Ende – Labuan Bajo (Komodo) to Bali narrowly averted disaster on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, when it plowed into a herd of cattle grazing on the runway of the Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport in West Flores.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 September 2011 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian president Yudhoyono to open new airport in Lombok The beginning of March will see the airport being dedicated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono after all security and safety checks have been completed. Once all the test runs have been finalized the President will be at the ceremony for the opening which is taking place nearly a year behind schedule.

Posted in Travel @ 05 February 2011 03:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passengers flee Merpati plane at Lombok airport Merpati Nusantara Flight 6601 scheduled to fly from Mataram to Denpasar on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, failed to take off when passengers took matters into their own hands and abandoned the aircraft on the runway, prior to take-off at Selaparang Airport.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 July 2010 13:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passenger plane skids off runway in Indonesia A routine domestic flight almost ended in disaster on Tuesday when a jet carrying more than 100 passengers broke apart on landing in Indonesia, injuring about 20 people, officials said. The Merpati airline Boeing 737 bounced off the tarmac at Rendani domestic airport in Manokwari, West Papua.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2010 10:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Please upgrade Bali airport quickly!' Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, was in Bali on Sunday, February 28, 2010, to officiate at the launching of a book covering the history of Bali aviation. Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport: Gateway to Paradise 1930-2010 which has been published by Angkasa Pura I, the company that manages Bali's only air gateway.

Posted in General @ 03 March 2010 00:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Delays in opening of Lombok's new airport Plans to conduct a "soft opening" of the new Lombok International Airport (BIL) in March 2010 are going to be delayed, according the Chief of the Transportation, Communication and Information (Dishubkominfo) office for West Nusa Tenggara province, Ahmad Baharudin.

Posted in Travel @ 01 March 2010 05:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sriwijaya Air skids off runway at Makassar airport A Boeing 737-200 belonging to Indonesian airline Sriwijaya Air has skidded of the runway at the Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The accident happened around 14:30 local time yesterday after a tire blew out upon landing. All passengers and crew were safe and the plane was evacuated shortly after the landing.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2010 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda to open 10 new routes in 2010 National News Agency Antara reports that Garuda Indonesia plans to open at least ten new domestic, regional and international routes in 2010, once 23 new airplanes join the national carrier's armada. Pujobroto, a spokesman for Garuda, told press in Bima on the island of Sumbawa, "following the realization of 18 new domestic routes this year, next year we will open 10 more routes."

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 22 December 2009 02:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wings Air plane skids over runway and breaks down An old McDonnell Douglas plane from airline Wings Air has finally broken down. This happened at the Syamsuddin Noor airport near the city of Banjarbaru in South Kalimantan. The plane arrived from Surabaya at 18:15 when it skidded over the runway and broke down right away. The 160 passengers and crew were all safe but were panicked by the incident.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 December 2009 01:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


How to scare the shit out of people Plane crashes normally are breaking news across the world because of their sudden nature and the often high numbers of casualties involved in that kind of accidents. Reporting such events - and others that are also causing worldwide news - should be handled with care. However it is not always that easy to select the information and images going with them. Making a mistake in a hurry is nothing uncommon as well.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 September 2009 11:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aviastar Twin Otter skids over runway in Papua A Twin Otter plane from the airline Aviastar skidded over the runway of Serui airport in Papua when it tried to land at around 10:00 local time (GMT+9) this morning. The three crew members and five passengers were not injured in the incident however. According to Iman Setiawan of the local police, the incident happened when the plane tried to land. At 400 meters before the end of the runway the plane slipped

Posted in Accidents @ 14 September 2009 05:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Smoke affects South Sumatra and Kalimantan regions A thick smoke, caused by forest fires, covers Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan and is getting even thicker now. The visibility in some areas of the city is less than 50 meters. Residents of Palangkaraya hope for any rain to come soon, some even held an exceptional istisqo prayer, in which one asks for rain.

Posted in Forest fires @ 09 September 2009 12:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sentani airport occupied by Yobe tribe members Since early this morning, the airport of Sentani, near Jayapura in the easternmost province of Papua, has been occupied by people from the Yobe tribe. They demand a proper settlement for the estate that has been taken from them. Three planes of different airliners were not able to land on the airport and were diverted to the airport of Biak.

Posted in Protests @ 28 August 2009 09:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military plane skids of runway on Surabaya airport A plane belonging to the Indonesian navy (TNI AL) skidded of the runway on the international airport of Juanda near Surabaya. The incident happened around ten in the morning local time. The airport has been closed for all air traffic for the time being. A spokesperson for the airport could only confirm that a plane had skidded of the runway when he was contacted.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 July 2009 06:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air MD90 skids of runway on Lombok airport An MD90 plane with flight number GT 652 which belongs to Lion Air skidded off the runway at the Selaparang airport on the island of Lombok. The plane had just arrived from Jakarta when it skidded over the runway. Based on information the pilot should have turned the plane at the end of runway 09, but did this earlier on the runway. The airport was closed for 3.5 hours and two other flights had to wait for their departure.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 June 2009 02:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Residents resist extension of North Bali airport runway After an impasse lasting several months, citizens whose residences are blocking plans to extend the runway of the Letkol Wisnu Sumberkima Airport in Buleleng are reported to be deadlocked on any agreement for compensation that would allow the demolishment of their homes and the expansion of the current runway. According to BisnisBali, some citizens continue to hold out for a more generous pay-out before agreeing to allow the project to proceed.

Posted in General @ 16 June 2009 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda pilot sentenced to two years in jail over accident An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced a pilot from the country's national airline Garuda to two years in jail for crashing a passenger jet in 2007 in the central Javan city of Yogyakarta, killing 21 people. The court found M. Marwoto Komar guilty of criminal negligence.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 07 April 2009 04:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspends operation of MD-90 planes Indonesian Transport Ministry has grounded all McDonnell Douglas MD-90 operated by budget airline of Lion Airline following two accidents in two weeks, Transport Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal said here Wednesday. The accidents came as Indonesia is struggling to improve air safety, expecting the European Union to lift its travel ban on Indonesia in March or July.

Posted in General @ 12 March 2009 03:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven killed in floods across Indonesia During heavy rains and tropical storms lasting for three days, floods have killed four people in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara of eastern Indonesia, and three in Jakarta and its neighboring city Bogor by Tuesday, the Jakarta Post reported. The Social Service Agency Head Sentianus Medi said that 10 villages in Central Kupang, East Kupang and Sulamu districts were submerged in 1.5 meters of water, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes and seek refuge.

Posted in Flooding @ 10 February 2009 15:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods hit northern shores of Java island At least 400 houses in Pecakaran village, Wonokerto regency of Pekalongan, Central Java, were inundated with water levels reaching up to half a meter due to an continuous rainfall in recent days. The incessant rain also caused some bridges and farms in other neighboring villages to be broken and ruined by landslides.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2009 04:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kalla orders extension of runway at Yogyakarta airport Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has ordered the Minister of Transport, Jusman Syafii Djamal, and the director of Indonesian airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I, Bambang Darwoto, to speed up the extension of the runway at Yogyakarta International Airport Adi Sucipto. Kalla hopes that at the end of the year the airport can be used to receive big airplanes so that the number of tourists will increase.

Posted in General @ 18 January 2009 03:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Vice-President ends Bali airport depate Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla has apparently brought to an end the long-standing debate on the future of Bali's international airport by instructing that a Rp. 1.2 trillion (80 million euro) expansion must be completed by 2011. As reported by Bisnis Indonesia, the Vice President issued his instructions following an inspection visit to the airport over the Christmas/New Year period. He was accompanied on his visit by the Minister of Communications Jusman Syafii Djamal and the Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik.

Posted in Economy @ 11 January 2009 04:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passengers fume as luggage diverted to Jakarta More than 100 AirAsia passengers flying in from Bandung, Indonesia, were left fuming at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang when they discovered that their luggage had travelled to Jakarta instead. One of the passengers, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) vice-president Mohd Noor Ab- dullah, said he had arrived at about 5pm at the LCCT but was told that his luggage would only arrive at 11.30pm.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 21 December 2008 06:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A Wings Air flight in the early morning I had to get quite early this time, around four o'clock in the morning. That time is better known here as subuh, about the time at which the first prayer of the day for Muslims is held. However the alarm from my cell phone - no need for a buzzer or watch - was set at exactly four o'clock, I woke up just a few minutes earlier. In the background I could already hear some mosques uttering their first call for prayer at this early time. However that is no reason for me to get up this early, catching a plane is.

Posted in Travel @ 14 December 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pilot returns plane to airport terminal over hard-headed caller A domestic flight yesterday was disrupted by a stupid incident. The plane eventually left one hour late because a passenger refused to turn off his mobile phone while in the plane. The plane only departed when the passenger was unloaded from the plane at Medan's Polonia airport.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 13 December 2008 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


Indonesia still on airline blacklist from EU The European Commission added the west African state of Gabon to its airline safety blacklist on Thursday and maintained a ban on all Indonesian airlines flying to the European Union in the latest update. Safety experts from all 27 EU states called for the Indonesian ban to be upheld after meetings with airlines Garuda, Mandala and Air Fast and with local aviation authorities.

Posted in General @ 24 July 2008 13:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia pilot goes on trial for 'crashing plane' An Indonesian pilot has gone on trial accused of deliberately causing a deadly airliner crash, the first time a pilot has been charged over an aviation disaster in the country. Marwoto Komar, who faces a life sentence if he is convicted, said nothing as his trial began in the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta on Thursday. Indonesian courts do not require the accused to make a formal plea.

Posted in General @ 24 July 2008 09:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gloomy future for Adam Air as investor retreats Following the latest safety incident involving an Adam Air flight that slid off the runway at Batam's Hang Nadim Airport on March 10, 2008, the Indonesian Department of Civil Aviation has threatened to "freeze" the airlines Air Operating Certificate if the carrier's management is unable to quickly correct its safety management shortcomings.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2008 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five hospitalized as Adam Air jetliner skids off runway Five passengers of a jetliner that skidded off a runway on the northern island of Batam on Monday were admitted to hospital, some with neck and head injuries. One of the five left hospital later in the day after doctors said his injuries were not serious.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 March 2008 01:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang closed due to flooding The Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang, central Java, was forced to close down earlier on Tuesday. The runway of the airport was partially flooded with water up to ten centimeters. This caused the disruption of flights from and to the airport. The flights were diverted to the airport of Adi Sumarmo in Solo, also in central Java.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 February 2008 06:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Domestic flights diverted to Halim Perdanakusuma PT Angkasa Pura II, the operator for Soekarno-Hatta international airport is ready to divert flights from the airport to the Halim Perdanakusuma airport in eastern Jakarta. This was announced by General Manager Edie Haryoto at the time the preparations were still ongoing earlier on Sunday. The airport will be used as an alternative for the time being because of floods at and around the Soekarno-Hatta international airport.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 February 2008 14:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Piece of plane found on Jakarta airport runway Workers found a piece of a wing from a passenger jet on the runway at Indonesia's main airport and investigators are trying to determine which plane it fell from, officials said Wednesday. The three-meter piece of wing was found Tuesday at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta international airport, said Yurlis Hasibuan, a senior air transportation official.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 05 December 2007 15:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Bali, make up your mind about the airport' Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, has issued a challenge to the people of Bali come to a clear decision in the face of growing congestion and infrastructure limitations at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport. The Minister warned that the current indecision surrounding Bali's sole airport must end and the people must decide if the current airport will be expanded or a new airport is to be built in the Buleleng, Jembrana or Karangasem areas of Bali.

Posted in General @ 18 November 2007 13:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New international airport in the plans for Bali Jembrana Regency in the west of Bali has drawn up a plan to construct its own international airport, and is awaiting the go-ahead, and funds totaling some US$110 million, from the central government to proceed with the ambitious project, officials said. A feasibility study has just been completed on a Jembrana International City Airport, but there were indications of resistance to the project from the Bali government, said Regent I Gede Winasa.

Posted in Tourism @ 21 October 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lombok International Airport to open in 2010 PT Angkasa Pura I is targeting to commence operations of a new international airport in Lombok, Bali's near neighbor to the east, by 2010. To be built at an estimated cost of Rp. 665 billion (approximately 51.95 million euro), the new airport for Lombok will be located in the central province of that island. Construction on the new Lombok air gateway commenced in 2006 and is expected to be completed by 2009, with formal operations to commence the following year.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 September 2007 02:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: Airports do not meet international safety standards Only half of Indonesia's 19 major airports comply with international safety standards. This was said by a top government transport official yesterday The statement further fuels fears about the national aviation industry. Just one day after the United States advised it's residents not to use Indonesian airlines after a series of deadly accidents the official said that some airports were lacking proper runways and air traffic control systems.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2007 12:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trigana Air Fokker 27 skidds of runway after tire breaks A Fokker 27 plane from Trigana Air made an emergency landing at the end of the runway of the airport in Wamena, in the district of Jayawijaya in Papua. The accident occurred at eight o'clock in the morning after one of it's tires broke out.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2007 06:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda plane makes emergency landing because of wheel A Garuda jetliner with 142 people on board made an emergency landing at the airport of Makassar, South Sulawesi earlier today after a problem developed with one of it's wheels. Flight GA 602 was carrying 134 passengers and eight crew and had departed from Jakarta to fly to Manado in North Sulawesi. "The plane has finally landed smoothly. All passengers on board the plane were fine," said Yan Daulina, spokesman of Hasanuddin airport in Makassar.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 12 April 2007 11:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda jet that crashed was flying far too fast The Indonesian passenger jet that crashed one month ago was flying with speeds up to 425 km/hour, almost double the normal landing speed. The crash killed 21 of the 140 people aboard. This was told by the chief investigator earlier today. A preliminary report had not yet determined however, if it was the pilot that caused the Boeing 737-400 to overshoot the runway, according to Marjono Siswosuwarno.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 07 April 2007 10:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Landing speed key factor in Yogyakarta plane crash The Garuda passenger yet that crashed earlier this month killing 21, was landing with a speed much higher than normal. This was said by the chief inspector on Saturday. The plane with 140 people on board overshot the runway at Adi Sucipto airport of Yogyakarta. It crashed in rice fields and bust into flames.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 March 2007 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Earlier runway extension project Adi Sucipto Plans to extend the runway of Adi Sucipto airport by 300 meters towards the east are likely to be sped up after last Wednesdays crash of a Garuda Boeing 737-400. That overshot the runway, skipped a road and crashed into rice paddies before exploding into fire, killing 21 passengers.

Posted in General @ 11 March 2007 07:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No signs of sabotage in crash There is no evidence of sabotage of terrorism involved in the Garuda Indonesia plane crash three days ago. This was told by Indonesian police. "We conclude there is no evidence of sabotage, terrorist acts or bomb explosions that may have caused the accident," Sisno Adiwinoto, national police spokesman told in an interview broadcast by El-Shinta radio yesterday.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 March 2007 02:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Planes landing gear failed before crash Investigators that work on the crash of a Boeing 737-400 that burst into flames after skidding of he runway, said that it's front wheels broke off as is touched down. "We are trying to find out why the wheel broke," said investigator Marjdono Siswo Suwarno. Forensics struggled to identify the victims from Wednesday's accident on the airport of Yogyakarta, central Java. Many were burned beyond recognition.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 March 2007 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia gets help from Australia after crash Australia offered more medical aid to Indonesia after a Garuda Indonesia plane crashed. The Australian Embassy in Jakarta contacted the office of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to offer more medical help, as was said by Prime Minister John Howard. "The Indonesians have indicated that they will be very ready to take that up if it is needed," Howard told on television on Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 March 2007 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[update] 21 dead after Garuda plane crashes at Yogyakarta airport At least 21 people are dead and many others injured after a plane of airliner Garuda crashed upon landing and burst into flames at the airport of Yogyakarta, central Java. "I saw many bodies, dozens of bodies badly burnt near the exit," told captain Yos Bintoro, an airport official to ElShinta radio after the accident. "I saw people dead in the cockpit. I cannot say if that's the pilot or co-pilot," he said.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 07 March 2007 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


8 die in plane crash at Yogyakarta airport At least eight people have died in a plane crash at Yogyakarta's International Airport, Adi Sucipto. The plane crashed and exploded at 7.08 local time Wednesday. An airport operations manager from Adi Sucipto Airport reported that the ill-fated plane skidded off the runway, crashed into an embankment and exploded.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 March 2007 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The hunt for Adam Air flight 574 It was a fairly normal beginning of the new year, for as far the first day of the year can be a normal one. The sun was shining here and the weather looked good for the day. Maybe a little bit strange, since we are in the middle of the wet season here so in fact we have to expect a lot of rain almost every single day now. The weather is slightly strange since there is really bad weather of the Java Sea. From Southern Sumatra until as far east at the Moluccan Spice Islands the weather is bad; very high waves, strong winds and a lot of rain are pounding the area. At first you think that that is not a big deal there out at sea, at least there will be no victims in flash floods, landslides and other misery that comes with the wet season in Indonesia.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia's crowded skies It's been four days since budget carrier Adam Air's Flight 574 disappeared over the Indonesian archipelago, and despite a search and rescue effort involving ships, planes and ground patrols, authorities are no closer to finding the wreckage or any possible survivors. The Boeing 737-400, which took off from Indonesia's main island of Java en route to the popular diving destination of Manado with 102 people on board, emitted a signal from its emergency beacon over the mountainous island of Sulawesi before dropping out of sight on New Year's Day.

Posted in Travel @ 05 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia crash brings safety of budget airlines into question The proliferation of budget airlines across Asia has made air travel affordable for millions, but this week's aircraft disaster in Indonesia has underlined the challenge for governments to ensure safety standards are met. Analysts say there is no hard evidence that budget airlines are more accident-prone than full-service carriers, but admit they have a harder job convincing the public they are not cutting corners as well as costs.

Posted in General @ 04 January 2007 12:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Russian aircraft damaged in Indonesia A Russian aircraft was slightly damaged while landing at the airport in Banjarmasin in southern Kalimantan, Indonesia, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Friday. Two Be-200 amphibious aircraft from Russia's Emergencies Ministry have been involved in firefighting operations on Sumatra and Kalimantan.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 November 2006 02:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Another jet skids off Indonesia runway in smoky haze A passenger jet skidded off the runway upon landing in thick haze in Kalimantan on Tuesday as forest fires in the country spread a pall of smoke around the region. A Boeing 737-200 jetliner skidded 50 meters (164 ft) off the runway in the town of Tarakan in East Kalimantan province on Borneo island.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 October 2006 03:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia haze worsens, airplanes warned Indonesia on Wednesday urged airports in areas shrouded by thick smoke from forest fires caused by deforestation to close if conditions made landings’ hazardous, after a jet with more than 100 on board skidded off a runway in Borneo. The passenger jet operated by Mandala Airlines skidded off the runway upon landing amid thick haze in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province on Tuesday as fires spread choking haze to neighboring Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.

Posted in Forest fires @ 05 October 2006 03:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane skidds into swamp in Kalimantan amit smoke from forest fires A domestic passenger jet skidded off the runway into swampland after landing Tuesday at an airport in central Indonesia, an airport employee said. There were no reports of fatalities or major injuries. Visibility was very poor at Juwata airport in east Kalimantan because of smoke from brush-clearing fires that have delayed flights at other airports in the province in recent days, employee Alfan told el-Shinta radio station from the scene.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 October 2006 06:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passenger plane slides off the runway on Banda An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 17 people slid off the runway while landing on the eastern island of Banda on Monday, officials said. Almost everyone on board suffered injuries, none of them serious. The Merpati Airline plane, arriving from the town of Masohi on Seram Island in rainy conditions, was carrying three crew and 14 passengers, said Abdullah Akhir, chief of the clinic that was treating the victims.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 June 2006 10:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hopes wane for Java quake survivors Rescuers said Tuesday that hopes were waning of finding more survivors from a devastating earthquake that killed more than 5,400 people in central Indonesia. The bleak assessment from the head of Malyasia's rescue team came as homeless survivors living in rice fields and makeshift shacks begged for food and water.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 06:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Yogya airport reopens for commercial flights on Tuesday' The Ministry of Transport today informed that the international airport east of Yogyakarta, Adi Sucipto, will most probably be reopened for commercial flights as early as Tuesday, Hatta Rajasa told reporters. According to Hatta, the airport can currently only be used by emergency flights. "The landing strip can be used up toi a length of 1400 meters, just enough for Hercules emergency flights and smaller planes", Hatta said on a press meeting in the temporary office for the vice-President in Yogyakarta.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 May 2006 18:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono to visit earthquake-hit Yogyakarta President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has planned to visit eartquake-hit Yogyakarta on Sunday, Elshinta Radio reported here on Saturday. Yudhoyono and his entourage will take an overland trip to Yogyakarta because minor damage at the runway of Adi Sucipto airport due to the earthquake in the city makes it impossible for the president to take an air trip.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 12:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java shaken by quake; 115 deaths reported A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook central Java in Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site. At least 115 people died, Agence Press-France reported. The quake, centered about 26 kilometers (16 miles) south of Yogyakarta, struck at 5:54 a.m. local time, USGS said. Many houses and buildings collapsed and the tremors were felt in nearby cities as well on the north coast of the island, Agence France-Presse said. No tsunami has been reported from the quake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 06:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


North Sumatra to get new airport soon After repeated delays, the central government has renewed its promise to start the construction of Kuala Namu airport in Deli Serdang regency in September. The facility would replace North Sumatra's ailing Polonia airport in Medan. The promise was made by State Minister of National Development Planning Paskah Suzetta in Medan on Thursday after consulting with Transportation Minister Hatta Radjasa.

Posted in General @ 15 April 2006 18:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adam Air offers 'surprise' bonus destinations Indonesia's budget carrier Adam Air is receiving some unwanted scrutiny from law enforcement agencies and Indonesian Air Transportation officials following a series of technical and safety incidents that have received front-page publicity across the nation.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 22 February 2006 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding affects planes, trains in Semarang It was a bright Sunday in Semarang but the floodwaters from three days of heavy rain were still inundating most parts of the city, with Ahmad Yani Airport and Tawang railroad station still not fully back to normal. Garuda Indonesia's general manager in Semarang, Arjo K. Bardijan, said on Sunday that the airline was still transporting passengers scheduled to depart from Semarang to Adi Sumarmo Airport in the neighboring city of Surakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 January 2006 14:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Nipah Island's existence threatened Chairman of Commission of VII of the House of Representatives Agusman Effendi said the government should issue an instruction to forbid any kind of illegal sand quarrying on Nipah Island as it would threaten the existence of the most distant island marking the border with Singapore.

Posted in General @ 12 December 2005 08:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Crashed Indonesia jet may have had fuel problem A preliminary probe into the crash of an Indonesian airliner that killed 149 people has found a fuel problem with one of the plane's engines, a transport safety official said on Wednesday. Setyo Rahardjo, head of the National Transport Safety Committee, told Reuters investigators had found a fault in one of the two engines on the Boeing 737-200, which slammed into a crowded neighbourhood in the city of Medan on Monday.

Posted in General @ 07 September 2005 19:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 18 reactions


Indonesia to bury plane crash victims Indonesia said it would hold a mass burial Wednesday for unidentified victims of a plane crash that killed 148 people, even as a 5-year-old boy given up for dead was found in a hospital and reunited with his parents. Investigators sifted through the charred wreckage of the Mandala Airlines' Boeing 737-200, trying to determine why it slammed onto a crowded street in Indonesia's third-largest city Monday, creating a path of destruction as it plowed into houses, cars, and pedestrians.

Posted in General @ 07 September 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 18 reactions


Airplane crash kills 141 in Indonesia An Indonesian jetliner crashed in a crowded residential neighborhood in the city of Medan shortly after takeoff Monday, killing 141 people, including 30 on the ground. Six passengers survived, officials said. The Mandala Airlines Boeing 737 was heading to Jakarta in overcast weather when it crashed seconds after takeoff, bursting into flames and sending thick clouds of black smoke high into the air.

Posted in General @ 05 September 2005 12:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


All Mandala crash passengers feared dead A passenger jet has crashed into a residential area after taking off from an airport in Medan and scores are feared dead, officials said. The Associated Press, citing a government spokesman, said all 117 people aboard were killed in Monday's crash. Video from the scene shows crews battling a huge fire, with cars and structures in flames.

Posted in General @ 05 September 2005 08:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid heads toward quake-stricken area Aid from around the world is on its way to Indonesia to help victims of this week's massive earthquake. Indonesian officials estimate 1,000 people or more died in the quake. Rescuers were still searching for victims. Two transport planes flew out from Australia on Wednesday toward Jakarta. From there, the aid would be flown out to the island of Nias, which was hardest hit by the quake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UN warns many more dead in Indonesia The chaotic operation to help Indonesia's tsunami survivors stalled after a plane crash blocked the relief effort's main airport, as the UN warned there could be tens of thousands of new deaths. Even as hundreds of workers backed by helicopters descended on Aceh province on Sumatra island, the area worst-hit, the UN's aid coordination chief said the full horror of the death and ruin had yet to be realized.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Asia quake death toll tops 14,000 As dawn broke Monday across the Bay of Bengal, countries struck by tsunamis in the wake of the most powerful earthquake the planet has seen in 40 years focused on relief and rescue efforts, and said the death toll from the giant waves -- already more than 14,000 -- is expected to rise further. The tsunamis also left thousands injured, thousands missing and hundreds of thousands homeless in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 December 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Experts look for clues as death toll tops 26 Dozens of experts were sifting through the wreckage of passenger plane Lion Air on Wednesday in search of clues in the deadly crash in Surakarta, Central Java as the death toll rose to 26. Up until Wednesday evening, the plane's black box had not been found, leading authorities and airline staff to theorize that bad weather had caused the accident, the country's worst in the past seven years.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll from Solo plane crash revised down to 25 At least 25 people were killed and 61 injured when a passenger plane skidded off a rain-slicked runway after landing in Indonesia's Central Java province, an official said, revising downward an earlier toll of 31 dead. "As of 11:00 am (0400 GMT), there are 25 bodies which have been identified and laid at seven hospitals in Solo," said Rudi Patrianto, commercial administration division chief at Adi Sumarmo airport.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Teams scour Indonesia plane crash site Rescue teams have searched areas around an airfield in central Indonesia for survivors from a plane crash that police said killed at least 31 people and left 47 unaccounted for. The McDonnell-Douglas MD-82, operated by budget domestic carrier Lion Air and carrying 163 passengers and crew, crashed in Solo city as it landed in heavy rain around dusk on Tuesday after a flight from Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 31 killed in Solo airport plane crash Up to 31 people may have been killed and many more injured after a jet carrying 153 passengers and crew crashed on landing in heavy rain in Indonesia's central Java. Indonesia's Metro TV said 31 were dead and "tens" more hurt. Airport officials put the death toll at 31.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 November 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Magnitude-6.4 quake rocks eastern West Papua strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's West Papua province Friday causing at least two buildings to collapse, officials said. No injuries were reported. The magnitude-6.4 quake struck at 11:25 a.m. (0225 GMT) and was centered 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the Papuan town of Nabire, about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, said seismologist Edison Gurning.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 November 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aftershocks rattle quake-hit Papua Two major aftershocks Sunday rattled the eastern Indonesian town of Nabire, which is facing a mammoth rebuilding effort after earthquakes killed at least 31 people and caused widespread destruction. The first aftershock in the morning measured 5.3 on the Richter scale while the magnitude of the second was not immediately known but appeared higher, said Fauzi, head of the National Seismology Center.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia hit by another powerful earthquake, killing 34 A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia's West Papua on Saturday, hampering rescue efforts a day after a major temblor in the region killed at least 34 people and injured hundreds. The earthquake on Friday devastated the town of Nabire in Indonesia's Papua province. But officials in Jakarta said Saturday they did not expect the death toll to rise further.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military plane skids, halts traffic at Juanda An Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel carrier skidded off the runway while landing at Juanda Airport here on Monday, causing several departing and incoming flights to be delayed by up to 1.5 hours. The skidding plane hit a number of navigation lamps and debris littered the runway. Bambang Utomo, the head of the operator of the airport, PT Angkasa Pura 1, said the Boeing 707 plane was scheduled to touch down at 7:38 a.m. to pick up soldiers and fly them back to Jakarta following the TNI's 58th anniversary celebration on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides, floods kill 62 in Sumatra island Landslides and floods following days of rain have killed at least 62 people and left 71 people missing in Sumatra island, reports and officials said here Sunday. A total of 57 people were killed and 71 were missing in West Sumatra, a search and rescue post there said, while five others were found dead following extensive floods in Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island.

Posted in Flooding @ 26 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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