• Gunung Agung Update: Closing Ngurah Rai Airport Extended

    The decision of the meeting of the Airport Community I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali

    Ngurah Rai Airport and volcanic ash Gunung Agung.

    Evaluation Meeting of Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport was completed on Tuesday (28/11/2017) at dawn at 01:40 WITA earlier.

    GM AP I I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Yanus Suprayogi said from observations in the airport distribution of volcanic ash is now widening.

    “The closure of our operations extends until the next morning, or until Wednesday morning, according to NOTAM AirNav Indonesia which will be issued after this,” he said.

    Yanus added that this was done because the spread of volcanic ash widened and even reached Banyuwangi and Jember.

    The following is the result of Mount Agung eruption evaluation meeting by Airport Community I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali:

    1.  Follow up the eruption of Mount Agung At 24.00 Wita, altitude Vulcanic Ash / Erupsi Reached a height of 3000 m2
    2. At 23:10 pm under the meteorological watch office, it has published significant meteorological news for flights based on information: observations from VA Advisory Darwin, that the vulcanic ash blast from the majestic mountains has reached an altitude of 30,000 feet moving south-southwest with speed 5-10 kts and still leads to the airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali
    3. Until 00:00 pm, Paper Test has been done and the result is NIL of Vulcanic Ash at Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali.
    4. With consideration of air space / airport air space still covered by vulcanic ash distribution in accordance with VA Advisory ploting, the Notam Closed Airport will be continued up to 24 hours ahead.


    Sources: http://bali.tribunnews.com/2017/11/28/breaking-news-penutupan-bandara-ngurah-rai-diperpanjang-abu-vulkanik-terdeteksi-hingga-jember
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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