The EU is right
Up until this week, there have been 67 serious incidents
involving Indonesian airlines this year. The following 14 involved Garuda Indonesia, the 'flagship' airline.Jan 1, Garuda Indonesia 735 & Saudi 747, CGK, ground collision while pushback.LD, G, OE, NFA
Mar 6, Garuda Indonesia, B737 (series UNKN), BKK-CGK. Aircraft RTB'ed to BKK after 30 mins due to problems with Engine number 2 generator.ND, C, SF, LI
Mar 7, Garuda Indonesia 734, CGK-JOG. High and fast approach resulted in overrun and subsequent airframe brake up and fire. 22 killed.WO, L, UD(PE suspected), FA
Mar 14, Garuda Indonesia 733, BTJ-CGK. Aircraft delayed departure after pax boarded due to failure of one of the Engine Drive Generator/Pumps. After a replacement pump was flown in from Jakarta, the aircraft departed to Jakarta.
ND, G, SF, EOC
Mar 28, Garuda Indonesia Unkn, CGK-SIN. GA828 had engine ignition problems on startup resulting in smoke being emitted.ND, G, EF, OEC
Apr 12, Garuda Indonesia 734, CGK-UPG-MDC. GA602 suffered vibrations on take off. Precautionary visual inspection over Makassar Airport revealed a tyre had burst.LD, TO, SF, LI(SI)
Apr 12, Garuda (Citilink) 733, SUB-AMI. Oil leak at HYD pump caused aircraft stranded.ND, G, SF, EOC
Apr 12,Garuda Indonesia 744, CGK-JED. Aircraft turned back in Indian airspace after a test missile was launched nearby. Garuda claimed no prior information on the tests which are disputed by Indian authorities.ND, ER, AE/OE, EOC
A bad day, eh?May 4, Garuda Indonesia UNKN, SUB-SIN. GA842 RTB to Surabaya after pilots heard a noise in the cockpit.
May 16, Garuda Indonesia 734, CGK-SUB. Aircraft returned to apron after noticing problem with the ADI.ND, G, SF, EOC
May 19, Garuda Indonesia 734, DPS-JOG. Aircraft diverted to Surabaya due to high engine oil temperature and was met with emergency vehicles on arrival. Aircraft departed again after 3 hours.ND, ER, EF, LI
May 25, Garuda Indonesia 737. Unkn. Aircraft arrived at Jakarta and after a low fly-by, aircraft landed and blocked taxiway. Possibly due to landing gear problem.NEI, RA, UD, EOC
Jun 6, Garuda (Citilink) 733, CGK-BTH. Aircraft suffered loss of cabin pressure and diverted to Palembang. A deformity in a cargo door rubber seal was reported to be the cause.LD, ER, SF, SI
Jul 1, Garuda Indonesia 734, CGK-PDG. Aircraft RTB due to cabin pressure problems shortly after take off. Aircraft repaired after 2 hours on the ground.ND, C, SF, LI/EOC
is all a bit technical for me, but if you want more aviation news that you're very unlikely to read in your local rag, then do check out this aviation enthusiasts' site
ND = No Damage
LD = Light Damage
SD = Severe Damage
WO = Write Off
NEI = Not Enough Information
TO = Take Off
C = Climb
ER = Enroute
AA = Airfield Approach
RA = Runway Approach
L = Landing
G = Ground.
PE = Pilot/Crew Error
AE = ATC Error
Wx = Weather
EF = Engine Fire/Failure
SF = Systems Failure
FIT = Flight Into Terrain
CA = Criminal/Terrorist Action/Security Concern
OE = Other Error
UD = Undetermined
FA = Fatal Accident
NFA = Non-Fatal Accident
SI = Serious Incident
LI = Light Incident
EOC = Event of Concern
NE = Non Event
Of the 67 incidents, (just) 2 involved Indonesian air force planes, and 1 each of a crop spraying plane, a flying school plane and a helicopter.
This is a partial list of those airlines involved in serious incidents:
8 Sri Wijaya
6 Lion Air
4 Adam Air
3 Indonesia Air Asia
2 Pelita Air
Strangely, Garuda is in Category 1, the best
, according to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry whilst Jatayu, which was Category 3, the worst and hence grounded, has no incidents recorded this year.
Apart from the fatal accidents involving Garuda and Adam Air, perhaps the most serious incident this year in Indonesian airspace was this one.Feb 20, British Airways 744, BKK-SYD, smoke in cockpit prompted mayday and divert to DPS. WAAZ ATC reported did not respond to mayday or mayday relay as expected. No injuries. Source of smoke revealed as cockpit recirculation fan bearing failure.ND, ER, SF, SI
Air traffic control "did not respond to mayday as expected' ?!?
Words are not enough .......