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

Helikopter Milik PT NUH Hilang Kontak dalam Penerbangan dari Nabire Papua

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Foto helikopter jenis Bell 212 dengan registrasi PK-USS dari weblog
https://donibrahimovic.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/catatan-perjalanan-carstensz-pyramid/

Jayapura – 

Satu unit helikopter milik PT National Utility Helicopters (NUH) dilaporkan hilang kontak ketika terbang dari Bandara Nabire, Papua. Kepala Bandara Nabire, M Nafiq menjelaskan, helikopter yang membawa tiga orang itu hilang kontak sejak pukul 10.16 WIB atau 12.06 WIT.

“Kita masih cek di lokasi, sudah ada sinyal emergency yang keluar. Tapi sinyal emergency itu bisa sengaja dihidupkan atau karena tabrakan, itu yang kita belum tahu,” ujar Nafiq saat dihubungi, Kamis (17/9/2020).

Nafiq belum bisa memastikan dimana titik sinyal darurat yang dikeluarkan oleh helikopter PT NUH itu. Titik koordinatnya juga belum diketahui.

“Tadi kita sudah berangkatkan satu pesawat untuk mengecek lokasi itu, hanya cuaca mendung jadi kita tidak tahu apa bisa terlihat atau tidak. Kalau belum bisa, kita tunggu besok pagi atau siang kalau cuacanya bagus karena sekarang mendung, awannya rendah sekali. Kalau dipaksakan malah membahayakan yang nyari karena itu daerah pegunungan,” sambung Nafiq.

Menurut dia, helikopter tersebut bisa saja melakukan pendaratan darurat karena kondisi cuaca atau ada gangguan pada mesin pesawat. Nafiq mengatakan hal itu biasa dilakukan apabila helikopter membutuhkan lahan terbuka untuk mendarat.

“Heli itu biasanya kalau ada tempat terbuka saat cuaca buruk dia mendarat sementara, karena mungkin dia tidak sempat kasih tahu dia nyalakan sinyal daruratnya supaya stationnya tahu dia ada di posisi itu, semoga itu yang terjadi,” tutur Nafiq.

Hely bell 212 milik PT NUH, menurut Nafiq tengah mengangkut kargo berupa bahan makanan. Rute penerbangan heli tersebut ada di sekitar Nabire hingga Paniai.

“Di dalam heli ada tiga orang dan infonya mereka bawa kargo bahan makanan. Heli itu terbang di satu area pegunungan, jadi dia mampir-mampir, satu hari itu dia terbang di area itu,” kata Nafiq.

Dari informasi yang didapat, heli milik PT NUH terbang dari Nabire menuju kawasan Baya Biru, Kabupaten Paniai.

Link : https://news.detik.com/berita/d-5177045/helikopter-milik-pt-nuh-hilang-kontak-dalam-penerbangan-dari-nabire-papua

Aviation safety oversight to improve (China)

Passengers check in for a flight from Wuhan, Hubei province, to Beijing on June 9, 2020. [Photo by Xiao Xi/For China Daily]

China’s civil aviation regulator will scale up flight safety supervision during the ongoing summer travel season, following two recent mechanical problems during flights, both of which caused no injuries.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Thursday released the results of investigations into the two incidents, and found no fault with the airlines’ emergency procedures.

On Sunday, a Shenzhen Airlines’ Airbus A330-343 lost cabin pressure at 9,200 meters during a flight to Xi’an, Shaanxi province, said Wu Shijie, the CAAC’s deputy director of aviation security.

The pilots followed procedure and descended to a safe altitude before flying the airbus to the airport of its origin in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

The crew acted “correctly and properly” during the whole process, and no one was injured, he said.

The loss of pressure was caused by the failure of a seal on a cargo door, the CAAC found.

In another incident on Sunday, a flight instrument on China Eastern Airlines’ Airbus 330-243 displayed a malfunction while flying from Chengdu, Sichuan province, to Beijing, Wu said.

Due to the rainy weather in the nation’s capital, the pilots landed the airbus in Xi’an as a precautionary measure. A fault in the flight instrument display had given an incorrect reading on the status of one of the engines. The part was later replaced and the display began operating normally again, Wu said.

He said the two mechanical failures have a “certain probability of occurring”, but the pilots were able to handle the emergencies correctly to ensure flight safety because they receive training every year that covers such emergencies.

“As air passenger numbers are on the upswing during the summer vacation, and many regions have entered the flood season and the thunderstorm season, flight operations have seen increased risks,” he said, adding that the administration has been stepping up supervision to ensure flight safety.

Upholding the principle of “zero tolerance toward safety hazards”, the administration has required airlines, airports and relevant departments to launch thorough inspections to guarantee smooth and safe operations.

China’s civil aviation industry had maintained 119 months, or 84.9 million flight hours of continuous safe flight operations by the end of July, according to the administration.

Link: http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202008/14/WS5f35dec2a3108348172603e6.html

Incident: Thai Smile A320 near Chiang Mai on Nov 27th 2019, loss of cabin pressure

A Thai Smike Airbus A320-200, registration HS-TXL performing flight WE-177 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok (Thailand), was climbing through FL300 towards FL330 out of Chiang Mai when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft continued to Bangkok at FL100 and landed safely on runway 01L about one hour after departure.

Thailand’s AIB rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.

Link: http://avherald.com/h?article=4db41b5d&opt=0

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/

Incident: Shenzhen A333 at Shenzhen on Aug 9th 2020, loss of cabin pressure

A Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration B-302E performing flight ZH-9209 from Shenzhen to Xian (China), was climbing through 9100 meters (FL300) out of Shenzhen when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 3600 meters (FL118) due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft levelled off at 3600 meters about 5 minutes after leaving 9100 meters. The aircraft subsequently attempted to climb again, however, aborted the climb at 6000 meters (FL197), turned around to return to Shenzhen and landed safely back in Shenzhen about 100 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A330-300 registration B-1036 reached Xian with a delay of about 4.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 10 hours after landing back.

Link: http://avherald.com/h?article=4db0f0af&opt=0

Incident: Jazz CRJ9 near Halifax on Jul 28th 2020, fuel anomalies

A Jazz Canadair CRJ-705, registration C-FKJZ performing flight QK-8011 from St. John’s,NL to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 10 people on board, was enroute at FL380 when the crew received an AUTO XFLOW INHIB message followed by a XFLOW PUMP caution message. The crew worked the checklists to correct a 300lbs fuel imbalance using gravity cross flow. While continuing to monitor the fuel quantities the crew observed the left fuel quantity was reducing more than by the engine fuel burn and consulted with maintenance. When the aircraft was about 160nm north of Halifax,NS (Canada) the crew decided to divert to Halifax where the aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance found a fuel quantity gauging computer fault and faulty left hand primary ejector crossfeed fuel line. The faults were corrected.

Link: https://avherald.com/h?article=4dae4981&opt=0

Link: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JZA8011/history/20200728/2230Z/CYYT/CYYZ

Incident: Jazz DH8D at Iles de la Madeleine on Jul 29th 2020, flaps problem

A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GGND performing flight QK-734 from Fredericton,NB to Iles de la Madeleine,QC (Canada) with 39 people on board, was on approach to Iles de la Madeleine when the crew received a FLAP POWER indication and could not extend the flaps beyond 17 degrees. The crew declared PAN PAN, stopped the descent at 2500 feet and diverted the aircraft to Halifax,NS (Canada) where the aircraft landed safely about 70 minutes later.

The aircraft had performed flight QK-8734 from Montreal,QC to Iles de la Madeleine but had diverted to Fredericton.

Link: https://avherald.com/h?article=4dae47a9&opt=0

Link: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JZA734/history/20200729/1535Z/CYFC/CYGR

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