AirAsia planes were only permitted to fly from Indonesia’s second largest city to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The crash occurred on Sunday.
Indonesia is reputed for being one of the most corrupted countries in the world and so for this to actually happened is not a big surprise….but, but Singapore? Yeah Singapore! Supposedly one of the cleanest and strictest and stand at #7 on the world’s least corrupted countries list….well, so much for this Global corruption index. This RT report says about actions taken in Indonesia, but is silent on the just-as-guilty Singaporeans. Corruption is not only bad it kills….and that is the sad part.
Air officials suspended in wake of AirAsia crash as Indonesia promises crackdown
Indonesia is taking steps to regulate its air industry in the wake of revelations that the AirAsia flight that recently crashed took off without the correct permits. A number of officials have been suspended, while other airlines are being investigated.
Indonesia is still reeling from the crash on December 28 of AirAsia Flight 8501, which killed all 162 passengers and crew on board. It emerged that the plane took off without being given the proper permits and this prompted the acting director general of air transportation to crackdown on those breaking the rules.
Air chief Djoko Murjatmodjo says the airport’s operator and officials in the control tower have been suspended for their role in letting the plane take off from Surabaya airport. AirAsia planes were only permitted to fly from Indonesia’s second largest city to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The crash occurred on Sunday.
AirAsia Indonesia is currently been investigated and while this is taking place, their route between Surabaya and Singapore has been suspended. Murjatmodjo also stated that it will now be the responsibility of airlines to provide pilots with up-to-date weather reports. Currently this is the responsibility of the captain and co-pilot, AP reports.