Lombok International Airport Holds Emergency Response Exercises

07 Aug 2019

Back to List

JAKARTA - Rinjani Air, flying with Airbus A320 PK - PVH aircraft with flight number SA095, crashed around the runway while landing at Lombok International Airport on Wednesday (07/08/2019). The plane which carried 154 passengers and 8 crew caught fire, making the situation even more tense.

It is reported that 15 people died, 23 suffered serious injuries, 31 were moderately injured, and the other 85 sustained minor injuries. All victims were handled according to procedures for handling victims during an emergency.

The incident was part of the 104th Emergency Response Exercises (PKD) scenario of Angkasa Pura Airports, which was held at Lombok International Airport. The exercise involved at least 504 personnel from the Airport Emergency Committee and the Airport Security Committee of Angkasa Pura Airports, Indonesian Military/the National Police, AirNav Indonesia, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the Port Health Office (KKP), Central Lombok Firefighters, and several hospitals and community health centers near Lombok International Airport.

The exercises are divided into three parts. The first is exercise to test the alertness of Aviation Security, then simulation of an Airport Disaster Management Plan (ADMP) and the last is aircraft accident exercise.

In addition to immediate handling, there are also post-incident handling scenarios in the PKD such as handling the victims' families through greeters and meeters simulations and media handling during an emergency.

"This exercise is part of an effort to test Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) and Airport Security Program (ASP) and improve communication, coordination and command. It is hoped that with this exercise, the personnel at Lombok International Airport can improve their abilities in dealing with emergencies according to their respective duties,said Lombok International Airport general manager Nugroho Jati.

"This PKD has its own challenges because one of the exercises is conducted at night to increase the readiness of personnel to deal with emergencies that can occur at any time. This exercise is  an evidence of our commitment, to always prioritize security and safety aspects in providing services to airport users. This Emergency Countermeasure Simulation can also be used as a means to test the standard systems and procedures of each institution involved,said Angkasa Pura Airports operation director Wendo Asrul Rose.

Every two years, each airport managed by Angkasa Pura Airports carries out PKD exercises. The emergency response simulation at Lombok International Airport is the 3rd exercises held by Angkasa Pura I in 2019. Earlier, PKD exercises was held at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar and Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta. After the exercise at Lombok International Airport is done, the next PKD will be held at Biaks Frans Kaisiepo International Airport in September 2019.