Well, Garuda's and my friend who was on PK
-LMN earlier was "dinosat" the guy who took the a.net photo I-DAWA posted!
We're worried that Lion will just "sweep this under the carpet" in whatever ways.
Dead pax's family only going to receive US$5000, and the heavily injured $2500... this is HALF of what Garuda paid voluntarily. This is already p1ssing people off!.
The ATC went mad over there. One of the GA
flight you mentioned had a couple of traffic in the area. One is a Bouraq 732, whom the ATC told to fly into a mountain ! The PIC wasn't happy and refused to comply. One of GA
's pilots over the radio told BOU to go to the Tower and pick a fight which they did! An incident report has now been filed by Bouraq.
Lion's Operations from T1 will be under Wings Air... they used this as a lame excuse to try and get discounts from the airport because of the "costs" from operating under a different name from T1... Well, who said they had to?
Lion was about to have a celebration at T1 that night, well, it ended up as a morbid event because of what happened in Solo.
To Add to Garuda's writing... from one of the Lion Cabin Attendants who flew into Solo later that evening.
CA1 dead. Airline called her cell phone and got a voice mail which was "Oh God it HURTS!" and thought she was alive. It was only later on in the night when one of the CA1 friend's called the airline saying that that was her voicemail and Lion realized she was dead.
Captain found under one of the wings
It would be interesting to know exactly what the conditions were relative to the MD82 landing limits. Also what did the pilot know and when did he know.
If the weather changed after the pilot was committed, it would be bad luck, if not then it comes down initially to the pilot. If the pilot is responsible, then so is the airline.
Maybe one of Lion's unofficial policy of "if THR REV result in excess yawing, recycle by applying forward thrust before reversing again" has got something to do with it... DOING THIS ON
A WET RUNWAY?????????????????
Anyways, a camera crew was inside the aircraft and took footage while he was evacuating.
Rear cabin section was undamaged fromt he inside, and that's where most of of the survivors were... It is strange that despite the engines still running, albeit pulsating, and the cabin crew telling people to evacuate for fear of explosion, there are still those who tried to grab everything they had before leaving the aircraft through the window exits (despite the engines still running, they had no other way out anyways).
It was a bit of a gruesome footage. People on the front section crushed and calling for help etc... They've now edited a lot of the footage because it was a bit too horrific...
Kudos to the Cabin crew at the back.