Hercules C-130 Incident Not Affected by Weather Condition

Meilikhah    •    03 Juli 2015 13:01 WIB
hercules crash in medan
Hercules C-130 Incident Not Affected by Weather Condition
Hercules crash in Medan (Photo: AFP)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: There are lots of suspicions as to what caused the crash of Hercules C-130, which was carrying 12 crews and 101 civilians. They start from engine failure and hitting an 25 meter tall antenna.

When the incident occur, the weather at the location was clear. Therefore, weather condition was considered to have no effect to the crash.

"Not at all," said the Head of Climate Change and Air Quality Center of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Edwin Aldrian to Metrotvnews.com, Friday (7/3/2015).

According to Edwin, the weather at the Soewondo Airbase and Kualanamu Airport, Medan, was clear. The information acquired by the weather agency was clear with visibility up to eight kilometers.

"The weather condition during the incident at the agency's office, around 1.5 kilometers from the crash location, observation at 12.00 local time is that the temperature was 34 degrees Celsius, 49 percent humidity with wind speed of 110/4 knots, visibility of 8 kilometers and clear weather," Edwin explained. (EPS)