Confusion and Controversy Over AdamAir Crash
Yesterday, an AdamAir plane lost contact with air traffic control while in flight over Indonesia--the second time in less than a year that such an incident occurred for the airline. While last year's affected plane ultimately landed safely, the news today is much worse: the plane has crashed, though the wreckage has yet to be located. More tragic still is the fact that reports were released saying that the plane had been found, along with some survivors. That is not true, and no one's sure how the mix-up occurred.
There is some chatter on the net regarding the condition of AdamAir's fleet, which is made up of heavily-used, aging hand-me-downs, not uncommon for a startup LCC. One post on FlyerTalk alerted to a discussion on a pilot's message board about substandard maintenance procedures. It's too early to come to conclusions about the flight's problems, but if you're concerned about the age of the next plane you'll be flying, visit AirFleets.net for more information.
· Crashed AdamAir plane has yet to be found [Jakarta Post]
· Adam Air - Indonesia - missing [FlyerTalk]
· Adam Air - The Flying Circus Nightmare [PPRuNe]