Pesawat Citilink yang Tabrak Layang-layang Mendarat Selamat, Kru dan Penumpang Aman

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Tim teknik Citilink Indonesia menyingkirkan layang-layang yang tertabrak pesawat yang ingin mendarat di Bandara Adisucipto, Yogyakarta. (Sumber: dok. PT Angkasa Pura I Bandara Adisutjipto via Kompas.com)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – Pesawat Citilink yang mengalami insiden menabrak layang-layang saat melakukan pendaratan di Bandara AdisuciptoYogyakarta turun dangan selamat.

Pesawat dengan nomor penerbangan QZ 1107 jenis ATR 72-600 itu menabrak layangan yang memiliki lebar sekitar 50 sentimeter di bagian landing gear pada Jumat (23/10/2020) sore kemarin.

VP Corporate Secretary & CSR PT Citilink Indonesia Resty Kusandarina menjelaskan sebelum mendarat pilot sudah melakukan komunikasi serta berkoordinasi kepada pihak menara serta menyampaikan kondisi banyaknya layang-layang yang terbang di wilayah area bandara.

Namun karena layang-layang berada di landasan pacu dan sulit untuk dihindari, pilot berusaha agar mendaratkan pesawat dari Bandara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta itu dengan baik.

“Seluruh kru dan penumpang telah mendarat selamat,” ujar Resty dalam pesannya, Sabtu (24/10/2020).

Resty menambahkan seteleh insiden tersebut, tim teknik Citilink Indonesia telah melakukan pemeriksaan seluruh bagian pesawat secara intensif.

Menurutnya, tidak ada kerusakan pada pesawat tersebut dan laik untuk beroperasi kembali.

“Kami sampaikan terimakasih kepada pihak bandara yang telah memberikan himbauan kepada masyarakat sekitar terhadap bahaya bermain layangan di sekitar area bandara,” ujar Resty.

Pesawat menabrak layang-layang pada pukul 16.46 WIB. Sekitar tiga menit setelah mendarat, layang-layang tersebut ditemukan di roda pesawat.

Kejadian itu tidak mengganggu lalu lintas dan jadwal penerbangan di Bandara Internasional Adisutjipto Yogyakarta.

Petugas sudah menindaklanjuti lebih dalam dan tidak ditemukan kerusakan dan kondisi pesawat dipastikan siap terbang.

Pihak bandara juga telah melakukan sosialisasi dan mengimbau agar masyarakat tidak bermain layangan di kawasan bandara karena dapat mengancam keselamatan penerbangan.

Link: https://www.kompas.tv/article/118395/pesawat-citilink-yang-tabrak-layang-layang-mendarat-selamat-kru-dan-penumpang-aman?page=all

AVIASI TERDAMPAK COVID-19 – PEMULIHAN PENERBANGAN MUNDUR 2023

Bisnis, JAKARTA — PT Angkasa Pura I dan PT Angkasa Pura II memprediksi penerbangan domestik akan pulih ke level prapandemi Covid-19 mulai 2023, sedangkan penerbangan internasional setahun setelahnya.

Bisnis Indonesia, Senin, 28 September 2020, halaman 7

Pemulihan itu lebih lambat dari hasil kajian yang dikeluarkan tim Universitas Indonesia yang memprediksikan industri aviasi akan pulih pada 2022 jika vaksin tersedia mulai awal tahun depan.

Direktur Utama PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II Muhammad Awaluddin mengatakan penerbangan domestik akan pulih lebih awal sesuai dengan karakteristik negara kepulaun dengan tingkat permintaan tinggi untuk rute domestik. Berdasarkan pengamatannya, melanjutkan pemulihan dari rute domestik akan dimulai dari rute Jawa-Sumatra yang selama ini mengambil porsi 26% dalam pangsa pasar domestik atau sebanyak 23,4 juta pergerakan.

Selanjutnya, rute intra-Jawa yang merupakan pangsa pasar terbesar kedua yakni 18% dengan sebanyak 16,5 juta pergerakan. Setelah itu rute Jawa-Kalimantan dengan 9% pangsa pasar atau sebanyak 8 juta penumpang. “Pada akhir 2023 untuk rute domestik komposisinya bisa mulai dengan pada saat sebelum krisis.

Kita masih diberkahi rute domestik. Kalau traffic internasional bisa pulih dengan tambahan 1 tahun lebih lama yakni 2024,” katanya, Minggu (27/9). Sesuai skenario, dia menyatakan tingkat kepercayaan penumpang akan mulai tumbuh secara perlahan pada tahun depan dengan jumlah penumpang pesawat domestik sebanyak 92 juta orang dan 16 juta penumpang internasional.

Pada 2022, dia memperkirakan jumlah penumpang domestik naik menjadi 124 juta orang dan 22 juta penumpang internasional. Awaluddin memproyeksikan jumlah penumpang, baik rute domestik maupun internasional, hingga akhir tahun ini tidak akan mencapai lebih dari 70 juta. Menurutnya, proyeksi itu mengacu terjadinya perubahan konstelasi dalam komposisi struktur penumpang internasional yang tergerus signifikan akibat pandemi virus corona.

Selama ini, paparnya, perbandingan pergerakan penumpang domestik dan internasional mencapai 80% berbanding dengan 20%. Namun, dia menegaskan jumlah penumpang internasional pada tahun ini komposisinya hanya 13%. “Pergerakan pada 2020 menjadi berbeda karena pandemi forecast kita dari berbagai sumber tahun ini tidak menembus di atas 70 juta pergerakan,” kata Awaluddin.

Handy Heryudhitiawan, VP Corporate Communication PT AP I, juga sependapat pemulihan penerbangan pada masa pandemi Covid-19 tidak dapat dilakuan dalam waktu singkat. Dia menilai jumlah penumpang pesawat udara akan kembali pulih seperti sebelum pandemi Covid-19 mulai 2023. Menurutnya, seluruh pihak perlu menerapkan protokol kesehatan pencegahan penyebaran Covid-19 dengan konsisten. Hingga saat ini, kata dia, penerbangan domestik merupakan harapan utama untuk meningkatkan pergerakan penerbangan selama pandemi virus corona.

Pada 2020, dia memproyeksikan trafik penumpang di bandara AP I hanya sebanyak 26 juta penumpang, sekitar 65 juta penumpang pada 2021, dan 76 juta penumpang pada 2022. Saat ini, AP I berupaya meningkatkan pelayanan agar calon penumpang melalui proses pemeriksaan dokumen syarat penerbangan dengan relatif mudah dan nyaman.

Selain itu, AP I menggandeng Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) untuk menerapkan pedoman Safe Corridor Innitiative (SCI) dengan Bandara I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali sebagai proyek pencontohan. Pedoman SCI ini merupakan pedoman berstandar global terkait dengan implementasi protokol kesehatan di bandara. “Kami mengharapkan dengan implementasi protokol kesehatan yang ketat dan kemudahan proses pemeriksaan di bandara dapat meningkatkan kepercayaan diri masyarakat untuk melakukan perjalanan udara,” tegasnya.

Sementara itu, Direktur Utama PT Garuda Indonesia, Tbk. Irfan Setiaputra berpendapat pemulihan penerbangan yang paling agresif adalah selama 2 tahun atau pada 2022. Pendapat itu juga mematahkan hasil riset global bahwa penerbangan dunia akan pulih selama 4 tahun mendatang. Namun, Irfan menganggap selama 2 tahun mendatang maskapai harus mengejar pendapatan dari sektor lainnya, karena tingkat permintaan tidak akan cukup membantu. Saat ini, Garuda berfokus pada penerbangan kargo dan domestik. “Penerbangan internasional masih memerlukan persyaratan dari pemerintah negara tujuan,” kata Irfan.

RUTE DOMESTIK

Pemilik AirAsia Group Tony Fernandes menyatakan tidak mengetahui seperti apa masa depan bisnis penerbangan penumpang dan barang pascapandemi Covid-19. Namun, maskapai bertarif hemat tersebut tetap menambah rutenya di beberapa negara. Dia mencontohkan AirAsia telah membuka dua rute domestik baru di Thailand. Dia berkeyakinan rute pendek atau domestik memiliki peluang untuk pulih lebih cepat ketimbang antarnegara. Hal tersebut tercermin dari tingkat okupansi yang sudah mencapai batas maksimal di beberapa rute domestik Thailand dan Malaysia. “Business travel, penerbangan antarbenua, first class travel akan membutuhkan waktu lama untuk bangkit,” kata Fernandes.

Sebaliknya, pemerhati penerbangan dari Jaringan Pernerbangan Indonesia (Japri) Gerry Soedjatman menilai pemulihan industri penerbangan ke tatanan normal bisa dipercepat jika pemerintah menangani kasus penyebaran Covid-19 dengan lebih baik. Bila penanganan baik, dia yakin 90% dari pasar penerbangan domestik akan pulih tidak lama setelahnya. Bila vaksin sudah ditemukan, dia menegaskan tidak akan serta merta memulihkan kondisi menuju sebelum krisis karena masih membutuhkan beberapa tahun lagi hingga wabah terkendali.

“Sekarang angka penumpang kita masih di bawah 50% dari biasanya. Ini berat bagi industri. Kita harus dapat 70% pada akhir kuartal I/2021. Kalau tidak mau sektor ini kolaps,” jelasnya. Dia menjelaskan pemulihan bagi wisatawan domestik juga masih sulit dilakukan selama wabah masih berlangsung. Dia menyarankan maskapai lebih baik fokus kepada perjalanan bisnis. Namun, dia menilai kebijakan yang ada masih tumpang tindih satu sama lain dan berada di luar kewenangan Kementerian Perhubungan.

Dia menilai penerbangan masih terkendala syarat menggunakan rapid test yang tidak efektif, apalagi sebagai pretesting. Masyarakat masih takut ketularan di pesawat padahal resiko tertular di tempat tujuan lebih besar daripada tertular di pesawat. Selama masa wabah, dia mengusulkan rapid test ditiadakan dan diganti dengan swab test yang jauh lebih akurat. Dalam kesempatan lain, Manajer Hubungan Masyarakat Perum LPPNPI/AirNav Indonesia Yohanes Sirait mengatakan saat ini penerbangan domestik lebih bertahan dibandingkan dengan penerbangan internasional dengan tingkat permintaan tinggi untuk transportasi antarpulau. Dia mencatat penerbangan domestik masih berjalan pada kisaran 40% hingga 50% dari pergerakan normal, sedangkan internasional dan overflying berada pada kisaran antara 10% hingga 20%. Dengan data itu, dia menilai penerbangan domestik berpotensi akan lebih cepat pulih dibandingkan dengan internasional. “Namun, saat ini memang pergerakan yang ada belum sepadat seperti pada masa normal,” kata Yohanes.

Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, Senin, 28 September 2020

Anitana W. Puspa – anitana.puspa@bisnis.com

US TSA installs acrylic barriers at Las Vegas McCarran Airport

A total of 72 protective barriers were installed at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Credit : TSA.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the US has installed acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Nevada.

The move was part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to reduce Covid-19 contagion risks among airport personnel and passengers.

Overall, 72 acrylic barriers were installed at places where TSA officers usually interact with passengers.

It includes the travel document checkpoints and areas where the passengers prepare their luggage for X-ray screening.

TSA Nevada federal security director Karen Burke said: “The recent addition of clear barriers should instil an additional layer of confidence among travellers departing Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

“TSA will continue to identify and implement changes to the security checkpoint environment and security procedures to protect the health and wellbeing of the travelling public, our employees and the larger airport community.”

In June, TSA awarded a contract for 1,230 acrylic barriers, which will be installed at 37 priority airports in the US. The installation work is expected to be completed soon.

Next month, new contracts are expected to be awarded to procure additional barriers.

Following the Covid-19 crisis, TSA launched its ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure’ campaign in a bid to restrict the spread of the disease.

The campaign encourages social distancing, rigorous cleaning and disinfection of the security checkpoints at the airports, and the use of personal protective equipment by TSA officers.

Earlier this month, TSA started using credential authentication technology (CAT) at Baltimore / Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport.

This technology authenticates the identity and confirms the flight information of passengers.

Link: https://www.airport-technology.com/news/acrylic-barriers-las-vegas-mccarran-airport/

Kozhikode plane crash: Air India pilot unions seek meeting with Puri to discuss flight safety

NEW DELHI: The two leading pilot unions of Air India on Thursday sought a meeting with aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri to discuss matters related to working conditions and flight safety, six days after the plane crash in Kozhikode that killed 18 people.

“Our pilots are constantly facing the challenges of COVID-19, monsoon weather, ill-designed flight duty time limitations (FDTL), several extensions and dispensations given by the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation),” stated the letter written to Puri by the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) and Indian Pilots’ Guild (IPG).

The two unions said they are writing on behalf of pilots of Air India and its subsidiaries Air India Express and Alliance Air.

An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people, including a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway during landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on the night of August 7.

The narrow body B737 plane fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into pieces, killing 18 people, including both the pilots.

The two unions said in their letter: “Aviation policy makers are creating a caustic work environment without any reproach or consequence. It is paramount that the safety of the travelling public is not compromised. In this you are our singular hope.”

Talking about the Kozhikode plane crash, the unions noted: “Pending the findings of the official investigations, may we highlight the fact that the flight safety and working conditions of the pilots of Air India group companies can not be seen in isolation.”
They said the recently imposed pay cut by Air India was “steep, disproportionate and retrospective” and it specifically targets the pilots of Air India group companies.

Air India last month issued an internal order stating it has reduced monthly allowances of its employees who have a monthly gross salary of more than Rs 25,000 by up to 50 per cent.

Air India Express said on Thursday a total of 92 passengers injured in the plane crash in Kozhikode have been discharged till date from hospitals after “obtaining complete fitness”.

The DGCA has barred operation of wide body aircraft at Kozhikode airport for this monsoon season out of abundant caution, said a senior official on Tuesday, adding that the aviation regulator will conduct a special audit of airports that receive heavy rains.

Link: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/kozhikode-plane-crash-air-india-pilot-unions-seek-meeting-with-puri-to-discuss-flight-safety/articleshow/77527480.cms

Garuda Indonesia down US$4,000 to fix kite-related airplane damages

Kite strings sucked into the aircraft engine. Photo: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport authorities
Kite strings sucked into the aircraft engine. Photo: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport authorities

The kite season in Indonesia has produced some pretty pricey repair bills for flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

Garuda Indonesia’s senior manager for incident management Bernard Partogi Sitorus said in an online seminar yesterday that the airline has spent thousands of dollars to fix aircrafts damaged by kites flown around Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten.

“The cost that we had to bear including inspections and repairs was approximately US$4,000 (around IDR59.2 million),” Bernard said yesterday.

“But if we compare with the potential risks, maybe this US$4,000 figure will look small.”

Kites have caused seven flight disruptions for Garuda Indonesia between May and July, according to airport management firm Angkasa Pura II, during which time there were 59 kite-related incidents experienced by all airlines at the airport. Among those incidents include a kite getting sucked into a Garuda plane engine, with officials finding strings and bamboo stickers tangled in the propeller.

Bernard said that seven kite-related incidents for Garuda represents a relatively large number, seeing as how air traffic is not as busy during the pandemic.

Flying kites or doing any activities in flight operation areas that could potentially endanger aviation safety is prohibited under Indonesia’s Aviation Law. Violation of the law is punishable by up to three years in prison or an IDR1 billion (US$67,493) fine.

Kite season in Indonesia usually takes flight in the windy dry season between June and October. This year, with people generally staying home, many have taken up kite flying as a cheap hobby to entertain themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Link: https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/garuda-indonesia-down-us4000-to-fix-kite-related-airplane-damages/

Air safety watchdog to check airports hit by heavy rain after crash

NEW DELHI: Air safety regulator plans to conduct special audits of airports across the country affected by heavy rain, the watchdog’s chief told Reuters, days after an air crash killed 18 people and raised questions about safety.

An Air India Express plane with 190 people on board, overshot the rain-soaked runway at an airport near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday. The Boeing 737 landed in tailwind, skid off the runway and broke in half.

  • “We will conduct additional checks at major, busy airports across India that are affected by the monsoon rains,” Arun Kumar, head of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in an interview late on Monday.
  • “We will review everything – the condition of the runway, its incline, the lighting as well as drainage.”

Kumar said the special audit was over and above the DGCA’s routine checks and could cover a dozen airports including those in Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum as well as Mumbai, all of which get heavy annual rains.

Air India Express is the low cost arm of state carrier Air India. The flight was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The black boxes have been recovered and their data is being examined.

India’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau is leading the probe into the crash. Boeing and the US National Transportation Safety Board are also taking part in the effort, Kumar said.

“Once the findings are finalised, and if something is amiss we will take action to rectify it,” he said.

The crash was the worst in India in a decade, and the second fatal accident on a “table-top” runway which is typically found in high-altitude areas.

Table-top runways are built by excavating the peaks of hills and have steep drops at one or both ends, increasing the danger if pilots under- or over-shoot their approach.

At Calicut airport, where the plane crashed on Friday, the pilot landed a third of the way along the runway, Kumar said on Sunday, leaving less room to bring the plane to a halt.
Airports with table-top runways are subject to the same rigorous regulatory requirements and are periodically audited for safety, Kumar said.

In 2010, an Air India Express plane overshot a similar runway in the southern city of Mangalore. It fell down a hillside and burst into flames, killing 158 people.

A government-led committee looking into that crash had suggested installing an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) on table-top airports. EMAS is a special surface usually installed at the end of the runway to quickly stop an aircraft.

However, a second committee suggested that if the runway safety area was increased at Calicut airport, the EMAS would not be needed, Kumar said.

Subsequently, the runway safety area was increased to 240 metres, more than the 90 metres prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, he said.

Link: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-safety-watchdog-to-check-airports-hit-by-heavy-rain-after-crash/articleshow/77479252.cms

Tabletop tragedy: Kozhikode accident should lead to a more stringent approach to aviation safety

The tragic aviation accident on Friday evening at Kozhikode airport which claimed 18 lives has once again foreground the issue of aviation safety in India. An Air India Express Boeing 737 flying in from Dubai overshot the runway while trying to land in rainy weather. What we know is that the aircraft’s commander, an Air Force veteran, was a seasoned pilot. It was his second try at landing that evening and the plane landed beyond the touchdown point. Consequently, it overshot and given that Kozhikode has a tabletop airport, the aircraft plunged 35 feet.

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered, which should help the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau identify the cause of the accident. The last such major mishap in India took place at Mangalore, another tabletop airport on the west coast, in 2010. The Court of Inquiry, headed by an Air Force veteran, found that the Mangalore accident was on account of the pilot’s mistake. Over the last couple of days, civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri has asked people to refrain from speculating on the cause of the Kozhikode crash. What will help – given that citizens’ anxieties are understandable – is ensuring that the unedited investigation report is placed in public domain.

The investigation may take time but there should be no delay in turning the spotlight on the overall approach to aviation safety. An investigation two years ago by The Economic Times, using RTI, unearthed that 98% of the airports did not even calibrate the critical Instrument Landing Systems in a timely manner. It’s a pointer to a casual approach. The investigation also found that Shimla’s tabletop airport did not have service roads to allow fire engines quick access in the event of an emergency.

The government showcases the vibrancy of India’s aviation market. It has made increasing the density of India’s aviation network by using dormant regional airports a key policy plank. Yet, given the existing approach to safety, there are legitimate questions here for the aviation regulator DGCA and the ministry. Separately, there have been reports of near misses at different airports. And amidst the Covid-induced aviation slowdown, there are concerns whether maintenance has also slowed down. Safety culture really has to change for the better. One way to ensure this is greater accountability and another is to be transparent about safety audit reports. This will create pressure from stakeholders to improve standards.

Link: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/toi-editorials/tabletop-tragedy-kozhikode-accident-should-lead-to-a-more-stringent-approach-to-aviation-safety/

Dokter Setuju Swab & Rapid Test Dihapus di Pesawat, Mengapa?

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Pemerintah berencana menghapus syarat rapid test dan Swab di transportasi umum, termasuk pesawat. Anggota Satgas Covid-19 PB Ikatan Dokter Indonesia (IDI), Erlina Burhan buka suara mengenai rencana tersebut.

Dia mengaku setuju dengan syarat swab dan rapid test tersebut dihapuskan. Artinya, orang yang akan naik pesawat, kereta api, hingga kapal laut, tak perlu lagi diwajibkan menunjukkan hasil rapid test atau Swab.

“Pertama, kan rapid test untuk screening. Padahal kalau rapid test hasilnya reaktif, itu sudah ada, jadi sudah terlambat screening-nya. Apalagi kalau rapid test yang reaktif adalah IgG, nah itu kan bisa jadi pasien sudah sembuh sebenarnya. Jadi nggak tepatlah memberlakukan rapid test untuk perjalanan,” kata Erlina Burhan kepada CNBC Indonesia, Senin (10/8/20).

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Pemerintah berencana menghapus syarat rapid test dan Swab di transportasi umum, termasuk pesawat. Anggota Satgas Covid-19 PB Ikatan Dokter Indonesia (IDI), Erlina Burhan buka suara mengenai rencana tersebut.

Dia mengaku setuju dengan syarat swab dan rapid test tersebut dihapuskan. Artinya, orang yang akan naik pesawat, kereta api, hingga kapal laut, tak perlu lagi diwajibkan menunjukkan hasil rapid test atau Swab.

“Pertama, kan rapid test untuk screening. Padahal kalau rapid test hasilnya reaktif, itu sudah ada, jadi sudah terlambat screening-nya. Apalagi kalau rapid test yang reaktif adalah IgG, nah itu kan bisa jadi pasien sudah sembuh sebenarnya. Jadi nggak tepatlah memberlakukan rapid test untuk perjalanan,” kata Erlina Burhan kepada CNBC Indonesia, Senin (10/8/20).

Link: https://www.cnbcindonesia.com/news/20200810144800-4-178685/dokter-setuju-swab-rapid-test-dihapus-di-pesawat-kenapa

Incident: United B788 at Newark on Jul 9th 2020, runway guard light in landing gear

A United Boeing 787-8, registration N26902 performing flight UA-2855 from Brussels (Belgium) to Newark,NJ (USA), landed on Newark’s runway 22R, slowed and vacated the runway but struck a runway guard light.

The FAA reported on Aug 3rd 2020: “AIRCRAFT LANDED AND EXITED RUNWAY STRIKING A RUNWAY GUARD LIGHT WHICH BECAME STUCK IN THE LANDING GEAR, NEWARK, NJ.”

The occurrence aircraft returned to service on Jul 13th 2020.

Link: http://avherald.com/h?article=4dace85b&opt=0

Link: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2855/history/20200709/1810Z/EBBR/KEWR

Incident: Alkan D228 at Coffee Creek on Jul 22nd 2020, drum roll on touchdown

An Alkan Air Dornier Do-228, registration C-FUCN performing a flight from Whitehorse,YT to Coffee Creek Airstrip,YT (Canada) with 7 passengers and 2 crew, touched down at Coffee Creek Airstrip when the right main gear struck one of the fuel drums at the runway edge marking the touch down zone, the fuel drum subsequently struck the right side of the fuselage and the right horizontal stabilizer. The aircraft rolled out without further incident. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage.

The Canadian TSB reported: “Subsequent to the occurrence, the fuel drums were replaced with high visibility plastic cones and the vegetation near the edge of the airstrip was cut to provide better visibility of the new touchdown zone markers.”

Link: http://avherald.com/h?article=4daac59c&opt=0