TNI commander launches comprehensive assessment of Navy aircraft after Bonanza crash
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI), General Andika Perkasa, has called for a thorough assessment of his entire aircraft fleet following the accident involving one of the training planes of the Indonesian Navy, Bonanza G-36 T-2503 over Madura Strait.
“Assessment should be done to minimize possible accidents,” Commander TNI said at the 2022 Naval Exhibition in Jakarta on September 11, antaranews reported.
Andika Perkasa clarified that TNI would also work closely with the National Transport Accidents Committee (KNKT) to conduct any investigation regarding plane crashes for the sake of transparency.
“We will be transparent. Ever since the Air Force (AU) T-50i plane incident and recently the Bonanza plane, we have involved the KNKT because we want to be transparent,” Andika said. Until the investigation of the plane crash is complete, the Indonesian Navy has temporarily grounded every Bonanza G-36 fleet.
Earlier, on Wednesday morning September 7, the Indonesian Navy Bonanza plane crashed on the Surabaya West Shipping Line (APBS), East Java. In this incident, two Navy soldiers perished, namely Navy Captain (posthumous) Judistira Eka Permady and Sea Co-pilot First Mate (posthumous) Dendy Kresna Bhakti.
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