Learning From Disaster
GNFI was deeply saddened by the news of Hercules crash in East Java which said to have taken more than 100 lives. I think this kind of fatality has been here and there in Indonesia, with almost the same cause: aging military transport.
I am sure, the next president of Indonesia will swiftly address this matter by simply acquiring new military transports, namely new Hercules planes, or even a better and long-term option, such as Antonov 255, or Airbus Beluga, or Boeing Dreamlifter. Indonesia is a very big country, need big transporters too, and we can make best use of those giant planes to carry emergency support to every corner of the world. That would also raise our image globally. As for personnel carrier, we can produce more CN 235 or CN 255 domestically.
A strong and committed leadership is needed here. GNFI conveys a deepest condolence for the departed souls of Hercules crash victims. May Allah place you in a better place. Amien.