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Indonesia issues safety recommendations following Sukhoi Superjet accident
26 June 2012

Superjet 97004 departing Jakarta-Halim on it’s final flight

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) issued five safety recommendations in the wake of the accident involving a Sukhoi Superjet in May 2012.

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane was destroyed when it struck the side of a mountain during a demonstration flight over Indonesia. All 45 on board were killed.

An IFR flight plan had been filed for the demonstration flight out of Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport.

Although the investigation is still ongoing, the NTSC already issued five safety recommendations based on their findings so far:

The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation:
– To ensure that all aircraft used for a demonstration flight operated under IFR should be conducted with respect to a published minimum safe flight altitude.
– To ensure a copy of the crew and passenger manifest be available in the Ground handling and Operation Service office prior to flight.

The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, Russian Federation
– To review the current procedures for the preparation and conduct of a demonstration flight and, if needed, introduce appropriate amendments.
– To arrange additional training for flight crews who will conduct demonstration flights, especially in mountainous regions.
– To ensure a copy of the crew and passenger manifest be available in the Ground handling and Operation Service office prior to flight.

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