Thu, 14 Aug 2003

Noisy Garuda

On Aug. 7, I flew Garuda to Jakarta from Denpasar, it was an international flight connecting with Tokyo. The flight departed at 10 p.m. local time. When the plane started to take off, I heard a noise coming from the left and right upper parts of the plane.

It was like something was falling from the roof. The other passengers (mostly Japanese) were also wondering about the strange noise.

The same noise occurred many times during the flight evoking the curiosity of the passengers. When the plane was preparing for landing at Soekarno-Hatta Airport I asked a steward about the source and the cause of the noise. I was told that the noise was caused by ice. When the plane was not in a stable position or there was turbulence, the ice would fall down and the noise would result.

RETNO I PALUPI Bekasi, West Java