Malang Airport Closed as Bromo Shoots Ash

MALANG The authorities closed Malang airport for the week on Monday as Mt Bromo shot ash into the sky over East Java, posing a risk to planes, officials said. The airport, about 25 kilometres west of Bromo, will be closed until December 4, Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said. Bromo, a popular tourist attraction, began […]

Bali Flight Diverted over Unruly Passenger

SYDNEY A flight from Bali to Melbourne was diverted after a mid-air incident in which a passenger became unruly. The Pacific Blue flight on Sunday diverted to Broome in Western Australia. The man was taken to hospital.

Dozens of Jakarta Flights Cancelled

JAKARTA Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta’s main international airport were cancelled on Saturday because of the volcanic eruption from Mount Merapi, a Soekarno-Hatta International Airport spokesman said. “Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta from 11 airlines have been cancelled today. I think it’s for safety reasons due to the volcanic ash from Merapi,” spokesman […]

Singapore Airlines Cancels Jakarta Flights

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines has cancelled flights to and from Jakarta because of the violent eruption of Indonesia’s most active volcano. “Due to volcanic ash from Mount Merapi in Indonesia, flights to and from Jakarta are being temporarily suspended,” the airline said on Saturday. Merapi killed 85 people in its latest eruption on Friday, with scores […]

Lion Air Plane Skids Off Runway

JAKARTA A pilot was suspended on Tuesday after his Lion Air jet carrying nearly 170 passengers skidded off a runway and plunged into a muddy field, an official said. Nobody was hurt in the accident, which took place at the Supadio airport in West Kalimantan province. “An air safety team has gone to the site […]

Govt Issues Merapi Flight Warning

JAKARTA The government warned airlines on Tuesday to avoid certain routes over Central Java as the Mount Merapi volcano belched more heat clouds of gas and ash, while six international flights were cancelled. Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said an official warning was issued telling all airlines to “use an alternative route for safety reasons […]

Plane Crashes at Bandung Air Show

BANDUNG A pilot was seriously injured when he crashed a plane while performing a low-altitude stunt at an air show in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. Thousands of people, including children from local kindergartens, watched on in horror as the Super Decathlon plane smashed into the ground and burst into flames at Husein Sastranegara Air […]