Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Adam Air crashed..... (RIP for all who died...)
It is sad to start a new year with this accident. A plane from Jakarta to Manado, via Surabaya was lost. Up until this very moment (03 January 2007, 13:22), the whereabout of the plane (or the wreckage) is still unknown.
Yesterday, Indonesian government received and announced some false information about the plane being found and there are 12 survivors. Later last night, they reissued some statement announcing that the plane has not been found.
Updated news can be found in Google News
Searching more on the web, I found out that the plane crash is an accident waiting to happen.
Some interesting 'facts' I found :
- Lame maintenance/service records of Adam Air's plane. It had been mentioned 4 months ago in airliner.net. link
- The owner, Adam Suherman, is only 22 years old. Drop out of foreign university, came back home, and his dad give him money to start this airline business. 22 years old, school drop out, and rich brat. Would you trust you life by flying with his company?
- Adam Air was founded in 2002 by Agung Laksono and Sandra Ang. Agung is the Indonesian House of Representative Leader.
With his as the political backing, no wonder in the last incident (a plane went lost in sky, but luckily landed safely in a small airport), there's little, if not none, investigation going to probe the safety of this airline.
A discussion @ a local forum, indoflyer.net : link
Posted by idarmadi at 1:14 PM