Friday, May 18, 2012

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Crash

Inilah Ambisi Sukhoi Superjet 100
On Wednesday, 9 May, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane directly struck the rocky side of Mount Salak, a dormant volcano near the West Java town of Bogor (60 kilometers from Jakarta), killing all 45 passengers and crews.

According to The Jakarta Globe, the twin jet engine plane was on a sales promotion trip to Indonesia, carrying mostly Indonesians, 8 Russian crews, plus an America and Frenchman.

The plane vanished from radar screen 50 minutes into what was meant to be a short Joy Flight for prospective buyers as Russia tries to rebuild its civilian aircraft industry.

Indonesian aviation officials said that before the plane vanished, its pilot has requested permission to descent to about 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) which is lower than the mountain's height of 6,500 feet (1,800 meters).
The Jakarta Post reported that The Chief of the Indonesian National Rescue Agency i.e Vice Marshall Daryatmo has announced a few days ago that all of the crash victims remains has been evacuated from the mountainside crash site. 37 body bags containing the remains of victims of the crash have been sent to the National Police Hospital in East Jakarta.

The agency's search and rescue team has found the plane's damaged Black Box last Tuesday but it only contained the Voice Cockpit Recorder (VCR), and not the FDR which records Speed, Pitch and Altitude of the plane during flight.

Meanwhile, the leader of the the Russian team who was sent to help the search and rescue efforts, i.e. Michael Chupalenkov, was quoted as saying that his team would maintain ten men to keep on looking for the crash victims remains and the planes' FDR.

To all the families, relatives and friends of the crash victims, I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolence. And to all members of the Indonesian and Russian search and rescue teams, I would like thank you all for your efforts, and hope that you would keep on doing your job until it is finished.   


Photo :  Courtesy of Wikipedia

8 comments:

colson said...

To express my feelings and opinions, I'd best copy-paste your last paragraph.

However, Sad, even tragic, as this accident is, transport by air is still safer than most of it's alternatives.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

I sympathise for the loss to the families of the deceased. However the Russian manufacturers of the aircraft hope to sell a lot of these planes to a number of airlines.

Aulawi Ahmad said...

yes it's a tragic event, we only hope the family of the victim can strong to except that tragedy...

Linda said...

Great tragedy. I heard about it on the news here. Very sad.

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
Actually there are things that bother my mind: i.e whether or not the pilot got approval from ground control when the plane descend to 6,000 feet thus lower than the height of mountain.
Besides, Mount Salak is the backyard of Jakarta and Bandung where climbers have been climbing said mountain for many decades. Therefore the terrain should be familiar for them.
Hopefully the joint Indonesian- Russian investigation can answer this.

@Kiwi,
Yes the Russian seems to be expecting to sell lots of this plane.

@Aulawi,
Yes, let us hope so.

@Linda,
Very sad indeed.

yadi said...

nice post..,.,.,.,.,

Ramzi said...

Sangat mengenaskan dan tidak ada yang menyangka kalau akan terjadi kecelakaan yang menewaskan seluruh awak pesawat Sukhoi padahal pilotnya adalah orang yang dah sangat ahli

Pusat Herbal Solo said...

turut berduka cita atas kecelakaan sukhoi