Sirait added that the fligh had to turn back to Halim Perdanakusuma because of technical problems.
“The [Trigana Air] flight slid towards the right of the runway and blocked it after returning to base. The accident rendered the facility unusable.”
The Trigana Air near disaster is the second aerial mishap involving the Boeing 737-500 jet in the first quarter of 2021, after Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 crashed minutes after takeoff at Soekarno Hatta Airport on January 9. 62 passengers and crew died in the disaster.
Indonesian Embassy in Japan to Account For Indonesian Nationals After Earthquake
The Indonesian Embassy in Japan is continuing its efforts to account for Indonesian nationals in the country, after a 7.2 Richter scale earthquake struck the Japanese Prefecture of Miyagi, triggering a one-meter tsunami warning.
No casualties or damages were reported in the disaster, which occurred at a depth of 60 kilometers off Miyagi on Saturday, March 20.
“The Indonesian Embassy in Japan has contacted organizations for Indonesian nationals [in Miyagi prefecture] to see how they are doing,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi in a press release.
He added that he has yet to receive any reports of Indonesian casualties or material damages incurred during the earthquake.
Heri “urged Indonesian citizens affected by the disaster to call the hotline provided by the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo. We also call on them to remain calm and comply with the local authorities.”