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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Indonesia Prohibits DHC-6-300 Operations for Next Week in Wake of Aviastar Mandiri Accident

While the search continues for Aviastar Mandiri's DHC-6-300 PK-BRM the Jakarta Post is reporting that the Indonesian Transport Minister has grounded the country's DHC-6-300 fleet for the next week.

"We prohibit all DHC-6-300 Twin Otter planes from flying in the coming week. We will carry out a comprehensive assessment on all the planes as instructed by Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan" said Air Transportation Director General Suprasetyo.

He said also that the Ministry would check all planes owned by Aviastar, and if investigators found any negligence in its safety standards, the Ministry would impose sanctions against the airline.