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Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:18 pm

An Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 transport/cargo plane, with a crew of 7 aboard crashed today on approach to a Jakata Military Base and into an Air Force housing area. So, far, of the crew, at least 6 have died, with one still clinging to life. There were at least 3 people on the ground killed as it crashed into about 8 houses. It appears there were many injured people on the ground and all have been taken to an Air Force Hospital at the base.

I am praying for those injured and killed. May those killed RIP   

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06...apital-1437570645/?test=latestnews
 
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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:17 am

The co-pilot died. So 7 onboard are killed. 3 on the ground is confirmed killed, and 4 more as of last night were still buried under the aircraft.

From http://bit.ly/Mceu8L

The airplane shortly before it crashed appeared to have entered a steep bank... and it crashed about 300m from a friend's house.

Halim Airbase commander is surely feeling underpaid at the moment.. 2 crashes in 2 months out of the airport.

The Air Force announced today that the findings from the report will not be made public.
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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:10 am

Hi Mandala. Dramatic picture.

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 1):
Halim Airbase commander is surely feeling underpaid at the moment

I don't think that's the only or even the most important reason for an appalilng safety record...

Peter

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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:12 am

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 1):
The co-pilot died. So 7 onboard are killed. 3 on the ground is confirmed killed, and 4 more as of last night were still buried under the aircraft.

So, is the count now 10 killed and count could go to at least 14?
 
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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:52 pm

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 2):
I don't think that's the only or even the most important reason for an appalilng safety record.

Ain't his fault... and the "underpaid feeling" is just an expression I used for the media wanting to chase him for an interview   

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 3):
So, is the count now 10 killed and count could go to at least 14?

Count is 11 dead, with 9 survivors still in hospital, no news on the 4 underneath the aircraft as of yesterday.
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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:01 am

There are not good odds of survival beneath a burning airplane that crashed on top of you or slid over you.
 
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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:18 pm

We could say that they are not lucky with their F-27 operations but please remember that they ordered 8 of these as far back as Spring 1975 and that I saw them built during 1977/1978 so on average they are now 35 years of age. We also know that their cardex system wasn't kept up-to-date from the very beginning and there is no reason to suppose that it has improved over the years.

Conclusion: nothing to wonder about what happened and this may continue as not that much improvement can be observed.
 
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RE: Indoneisian Air Force Cargo Plane Crash

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:08 pm

Well...
All Indonesian Air Force F-27s have been grounded until further notice... so it seems...

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