Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashed in Bandung, Killed 24



This is the headline of Tribun Jabar, one of Bandung's most prominent newspapers today. It reads "Fokker 27 with 24 Marines Hits Hangar and Explodes, Deadly Moments at Husein Sastranegara Airport."

The terrible accident happened at 13:06 hours yesterday at Husein Sastranegara Airport and Air Force Base in Bandung. Here is the chronology of the accident according to Tribun Jabar:

08:40 - The training aircraft Fokker-27 Troopship left Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airforce Base.

09:00 - The aircraft landed at Husein Sastranegara Airbase.

09:00 - Session one of the orientation for diving mission began.

12:36 - The aircraft took off for the second session of diving mission training.

12:58 - Pilot decided to turn back and land the aircraft at Husein Sastranegara because of bad weather.

13:04 - The plane tilted and hit the hangar of PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI, Indonesian aircraft manufacturer) and exploded. Two aircrafts parked in the hangar (for maintenance), i.e. Deraya Air MC 212200 and Batavia Air's Boeing 737 were hit. Two other aircrafts, Adam Air's Boeing 737 and PTDI's CN235 were not hit.

My deepest condolences for the families of the victims.

8 comments:

henny said...

My deepest condolences as well.
Lagi-lagi kecelakaan pesawat, sedih banget dengarnya...

Dina said...

That is terrible and sad news, Eki. My sympathy to you and all your countrymen.

Abe Lincoln said...

Wow. That is too bad. Such a tragic event.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh Eki..that is so sad. My sympathies to the families...

uncleawang said...

I watch about this terrible news in our local TV station.Sad news & my sympathy to all concern.

Babooshka said...

This is so sad, and as ususal overlooked in the world news. So often it is blogging that informs me.

Virginia said...

Eki, How tragic. My thoughts are with the families as well.
V

PJ said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, Eki.