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Dyah Jatiningrum: Analyzing air disasters

  • Fikri Zaki Muhammadi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 6 2012   /  07:14 am
(Courtesy of Dyah Jatiningrum)

(Courtesy of Dyah Jatiningrum)It wasn’t a typical day for Dyah Jatiningrum.

On May 9, the black box flight recorder analyst at the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) was working late at the lab to finish some work.

 She was in the midst of transferring her tasks to other members of the team and was planning to go on sabbatical leave to continue her studies in the Netherlands, pursuing a doctoral degree on aerospace engineering at the Delft University of Technology.

But at 7 p.m., her plan for the night changed. KNKT chief Tatang Kurniadi told her that a Russian-made aircraft had gone missing over Mt. Salak near Bogor in West Java. All four KNKT flight recorder analysts assembled and began to prepare for their next big assignment — the investigation of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft that had crashed and killed all 45 people onboard while on a f...