“Out there, a lot of grieving people while stakeholders and the industry carry out multi-level damage controls and crisis communication endeavors to stop the free fall of their shares and sales?”
MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – INDONESIAN PLANE CRASH RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS!
For the country – Indonesia this was super bad news!
For the record, there were also signs of progress made.
The reasons then were cited as “unaddressed safety concerns.”
All that now will be revisited, new audits done, plenty of verification, and heads to roll after a brand-new plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8 fell from the sky!
According to aviation experts and commercial pilots who spoke to me, this new class of aircraft joined the fleet in service only about 17 months ago.
And brands like Southwest and American Airlines have added them to their fleets.
They generally replace older 737s, which fly mostly domestic routes.
But all that will now change with this brand new aircraft carrying 189 people from Jakarta crashing into the Java Sea killing all on board and raising alert and alarm and renewed concerns about air safety!
It was clear skies but minutes after takeoff, reports indicate that the crew of Lion Air Flight 610 contacted air traffic controllers and asked permission to return to the airport.
The said request was permitted!
But the aircraft never made it back!
Strange, inexplicable since this aircraft according to my sources claim was delivered to Lion Air in August and had flown only about 800 total hours before it crashed!
The only hint of something amiss, being an unspecified technical problem during a flight the day before from the Indonesian resort island of Bali to Jakarta.
And we are told that issue had been resolved “according to procedure.”
Seriously or is this quite premature in view this tragedy?
Records will show that were 189 fatalities here!
In all of our minds, there are serious questions, but no answers!
Someone dropped the ball, but whom?
Out there, a lot of grieving people while stakeholders and the industry carry out multi-level damage controls and crisis communication endeavors to stop the free fall of their shares and sales?
When can one say never again?