Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MD 90 aircraft operated by Lion Air disallows flying

Lion Air

Indonesia Ministry of Transportation temporarily prohibit all MD-90 aircraft operated by Mentari Lion Airlines in serving commercial airlines. All the airplanes  will be reviewed by the Directorate of Air Proper and Aircraft, Dept. of Transportation.
"We will check the aircraft associated with the treatment. What is still feasible or not, if not will be grounded. The inspection will be done during the three-four days," said Director General of Air Transportation Dept. of Transportation Herry Bakti S Gumay in Jakarta on Tuesday (10 / 3 ).
Grounding is associated with trip over of Lion Air aircraft PK LIL MD90 with flight number 937 at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, on Monday (9/3). Two weeks earlier, other MD90 also failed landed at Hang Nadim Airport, Batam.
Besides the aircraft, Herry Bakti said, the pilot who operating the aircraft was also will be grounded for a month.