The Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100 airliner crashed into a cliff on Mount Salak ten years ago today, on May 9, 2012.
The crew and passengers, a total of 45 persons, died in this tragedy.
Not only that, but the plane was discovered in a destroyed state.
The disaster was caused by the pilot’s recklessness, according to the results of the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) investigation, which were released on December 18, 2012.
The final seconds before the plane lost touch and fell after hitting a cliff on Mount Salak were clearly recorded in the plane’s equipment, despite the fact that the plane was destroyed.
The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company’s SSJ 100 aircraft, flight number RA 36801, was on a commercial flight from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport at the time.
The flight will be conducted under instrument flying regulations (IFR) at a height of 10,000 feet for 30 minutes.
This flying is only permitted in the Bogor area.
As a pilot, Aleksandr Yablontsev assumed that the flight was approved for a fly up to 20 nautical miles in the direction of the 200 HLM VOR radial.
The plane took off from Halim Airport runway 06 at 14:20 WIB, then turned right to follow the 200 HLM VOR radial and continued climbing until it reached 10,000 feet.
The pilot spoke with Jakarta Approach four minutes later, alerting them that the plane was on the 200 HLM Radial and had reached a height of 10,000 feet.
The pilot returned to communications two minutes later and requested permission to descend to 6,000 feet and orbit to the right. The Jakarta Approach Officer gave his approval.
The goal is for the plane to land at Halim Airport on runway 06 without being too high.
Crash onto Mount Salak’s cliffs.
The plane crashed into the cliffs of Mount Salak at a radial 198 and 28 NM HLM VOR at a height of 6,000 feet above sea level at 14:32 after 26 seconds WIB, according to the flight data recorder (FDR).
Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) provided a warning in the form of a noise with the caption “Terrain ahead, pull yourself offp “and six times”Avoid terrain” 38 seconds before contact.
The pilot-in-command (PIC) turned off the TAWS, assuming the alerts were caused by the Database issue.
The aircraft warning system issued a warning seven seconds before the collision: “Do not lower the landing gear.”
The plane was near Mount Salak, which is around 2,000 metres above sea level, at the time of the event.
The SSJ 100 aircraft had vanished from the radar screen at 2:50 p.m. WIB, according to the Jakarta Approach officers.
Before the aircraft’s target point vanishes from the radar screen, there is no warning tone.
Basarnar discovered the crash site one day later, on May 10, 2012. This disaster claimed the lives of all crew members and passengers, and the plane was destroyed.
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