The Last Conversation Between The Pilot and The Tower Before Sukhoi Superjet100 Crashed
According to the main issue of the Tempo magazine, Monday, June 18, 2012, this is the last recorded conversation between the pilot of Sukhoi Superjet 100, Aleksandr, and N, air traffic control officer at the East Terminal Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
“Tower 36 801 good afternoon, Establish VOR radial 200 degrees ten thousand feet,” said the pilot at 14:24. Air Traffic Controller, named ‘N’ said, “RA36801 radar contact, maintain ten thousand area proceed.” In accordance with the procedures, Pilot Aleksandr repeat the instruction: “Maintain level of 10,000 feet of 36801.” Two minutes flying at an altitude of 10 thousand feet, the pilot again contacted the officer: “Tower, descend 6000 feet 36 801 request.” ‘N’ replied, “say again request 36 801.” Pilot Aleksandr repeated the request to lower the aircraft to an altitude of 1828 meters above sea level. ‘N’ immediately replied, “Ok, copied 6000.” The pilot repeated, “36 801 Descend to 6000 feet.” On the radio, when the clock at 14:28, the pilot again asking for approval. Aleksandr: “Tower, turn right orbit 36 801 requests present position.” Without asked the pilot the reason for rotating the plane, ‘N’ readily agreed: “RA 36 801 approve the right orbit to six thousand.” Rotating the plane’s request is the last pilot’s communication. Almost five minutes later, the plane crashed into a cliff. From the black box recording, according to an investigator from Russia, just after turning the request is approved, the pilot cried, “O Bozhe, chto eto takoe?(Oh, God, what is this?)” A Russian investigator who knows the interim analysis of the black box saying, Yablontsev intend to maneuver after the request is approved. “He wanted to fly across the gap of two peaks,” he said. An officer in Cengkareng Airport concluded, the guide has a share in the crash. “He should not approve the request to turn right because it is actually listed on the radar monitor, the mountain,” he said. If the officer declared “negative” and ordered the plane to turn left, the pilot had two minutes to avoid the mountain. According to the President IATCA, I Gusti Ketut Susila, the distance coordinate plane when the last contact with the Mount Salak is only 14 kilometers. With a speed of 290 knots or 450 kilometers per hour, the pilot had only nine seconds to avoid the cliffs.