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Angkasa Air Plane Crashes In Adi Soemarmo, 5 Died

22 Jul 2016

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Boyolali - Angkasa Air plane with flight code SOC-086 crashed in Adi Soemarmo Airport Surakarta, Wednesday morning (23/3). The plane with the flight route Middle East to Surakarta was experiencing a failure while landing at an airport runway of Adi Soemarmo Airport around 08.00 Western Indonesian Time. The accident allegedly caused by a flat tire and caught fire.

Airbus A-330 series 200 coded registration PK-SOC was carrying 135 passengers and crew. From the results of the identification by the evacuation team, reported 5 people died, 20 people were seriously injured, 22 people were injured, and 88 people were slightly injured.

Luckily, the incident was part of the Emergency Countermeasures Exercise (PKD) on the 86th Dirgantara Raharja held by PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero). The exercises involved about 900 personnel consisting of the Airport Emergency Committee and the Airport Security Committee Angkasa Pura I, the Air Force airfield Adi Soemarmo, Perum LPPNPI, Indonesian Army/Police, The National Search and Rescue Agency, the Port Health Office, Immigration Office Surakarta, Customs Office Surakarta, some hospital and health centers around the Adi Soemarmo Airport, and Fire Department.

The exercise was held in Adi Soemarmo, this is a simulation of a full scale exercise, which consists of simulating the handling of the plane crash, security simulation acts of terrorism, handling simulation fire-building exercise, and handling simulation media when emergency conditions.

“This exercise is an integrated exercise conducted regularly and continuously with intent to test the functions of coordination, communication, and command between units and agencies in accordance with Airport Emergency Plan Document and Airport Security Programme Document. Also to train and strengthen the ability of personnel in accordance with their respective duties,” said Operation Director of Angkasa Pura Airports Wendo Asrul Rose.

“As the airport managers we will keep committing to always fulfill the basic aspects which includes 3S+1C, those are Safety, Security, Service, and Compliance. The safety and security of flights are our number one priority because it involves the safety of human lives. Those are what these drills are for.” said General Manager Adi Soemarmo Abdullah Usman.

After Adi Soemarmo Surakarta, Angkasa Pura Airports as the airports manager in central and eastern Indonesia this year will also hold training PKD at three other airports in this year, which is in Frans Kaisiepo Airport Biak, Juanda Airport Surabaya, as well as I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Bali.