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Jakarta Post

Engine problems force 2 emergency landings

  • Mariani Dewi and Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 30 2008   /  10:28 am

In two separate incidents this week, engine problems forced two light aircraft to make emergency landings in West Java. A Cessna 172, registration PK-SDQ, landed at Kilometer 71.4 of the Cikampek toll road Wednesday, and a Diamond DA-40 light airplane, registration PK-VVL, made an emergency landing in Ciputat on Tuesday. There were no casualties from either incident. The Cessna, owned by Alfa Flying School and carrying three people, departed from Halim Perdanakusumah airport in East Jakarta en route for Cirebon, West Java. Student pilots Edo Barokah, 19, and MP Nurhuda, 31, were accompanied by instructor Ratu Fariha, 47, who decided to land the aircraft on the toll road at about 8:15 a.m. when it reportedly lost power. The plane rolled for about 500 meters along the emergency lane before coming to a stop. "No cars were hit because the toll road was quite empty at that t...