Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lion Air Emergency Landing without Front Gear

A Lion Air passenger aircraft MD-90 (now Boeing MD-90) on 23rd Feb 2009 landed at Batam airport without its front landing gear extended. The emergency landing resulting in damage to the undercarriage and the airport having to be closed.

The Aircraft with flight number JT-972 was carrying 162 passengers when made an emergency landing at Hang Ngadim Airport in Batam, Riau, Indonesia. No one on board was injured during and after the emergency landing.

The Lion Air operates some MD-90 and older MD series aircrafts, but start phasing them out and replace them with the newly purchased Boeing 737-900ER.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Jusuf Kalla says ready to run for president

Vide President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla said that he is ready to be nominated for the Next Indonesian President (2009-2014).

Kalla is now the Chairperson of Functional Group (Golkar) Party, the winner of previous Parliament election in 2004. Kalla said he is ready if his party, Golkar provides support for him.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hillary Clinton in Jakarta, a new hope for US - Indonesia partnership

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has declared relations with Indonesia critical to US efforts to mend ties with the Islamic world, after arriving in the country on her tour of east Asia. Hillary on Wednesday (18 Feb 2009) said: "Building a comprehensive partnership with Indonesia is a critical step on behalf of the United States commitment to smart power to ... speak to a country that has demonstrated that Islam and modernity can not only co-exist but thrive together,".

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lost in Indonesia

Welcome to my Blog.
I will write here my opinions and some facts about Indonesia, the country in which I am currently live.