The aircraft engine was damaged while taking off, this is the explanation of the Garuda boss – President Director of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, Irfaniaputra, confirmed that an aircraft was damaged after takeoff.

The incident occurred on flight number GIA642 on the Makassar-Gorontalo route this morning.

According to Irfan, the aircraft damage was in the engine section. But unfortunately, Irfan did not specify the damage.

He added, the pilot immediately returned to the initial airport or Return to Base (RTB) after knowing there was a damage to the engine.

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“There is a problem with the engine, the RTB decision was made by the pilot,” Irfan told, Wednesday (17/2/2021).

Previously, the Garuda Indonesia aircraft engine was damaged while flying from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

When landing, airport security officers and firefighters are on standby. Escort the aircraft landing process.

Angkasa Pura 1 Stakeholder Relations Manager Iwan Risdianto said the plane with flight number GIA642. Reg: PK-GFF. Makassar – Gorontalo route.

With Block Off conditions: 09:41 LT ATD: 09:55 LT ATA (RTB): 10:18 LT Block On (RTB): 10:23 LT

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“Passengers have been dispatched again by different planes. Meanwhile, the damaged aircraft was repaired at the airport,” Iwan told

The plane carried 26 passengers. Fly at 9.17 WIT. Then back to the runway because of a problem with engine number 2.

Iwan explained that originally, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with code G-A642 flew from Hasanuddin Airport to Djalaluddin Airport, Gorontalo at 9:17 a.m. However, there were aircraft engine instruments that were damaged.

“But because there was a damaged aircraft instrument, passengers were dispatched using another aircraft,” he explained.

Source: – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by

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