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Operating Aircraft Cassa 212 Overcome Forest and Land Fire in West Kalimantan

Kubu Raya.  The FIRE of Forest and Land (Karhutla) in West Kalimantan (West Kalimantan) is increasingly alarming. The fire is the main cause of annual disasters that have not yet been found the best way to overcome them, becoming a separate threat to public health on Equatorial Earth.

To help overcome this problem, the TNI Air Force Base (Lanud) Supadio had alerted and operated Cassa 212. The transport aircraft was used to support the Weather Modification Engineering (TMC) program.

TMC is an artificial rain program, which is the cooperation of the Indonesian Air Force, National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Artificial Rain Technical Implementation Unit (UPT) of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT). This activity took place at Supadio Airport, Sunday (8/19).

"The Indonesian Air Force, according to BNPB's request, prepares the transport aircraft. For the time being it supports the Casa 212 aircraft, to spread salt in the West Kalimantan sky," said Danlanud Supadio, First Marshal (Marsma) TNI Minggit Tribowo, S.IP.

In addition to Cassa 212 aircraft, Supadio Airport also continues to help reduce the impact of the smoke haze disaster, in various ways. Including preparing emergency posts at baseops, with personnel on standby. "This is in accordance with the main task of the Indonesian Air Force, with the addition of this fleet, of course cruise range
"To reduce the impact of the smoke haze disaster, it will be even wider, even the reach can reach other provinces," he said

Sumber : Kepala Penerangan Pangkalan TNI AU Supadio
Sumber : Kepala Penerangan Pangkalan TNI AU Supadio

Efforts to overcome the impact of the haze are carried out by reducing hotspots scattered in the West Kalimantan region. Supadio Air Force personnel together with related parties, including Kodam XII / Tanjungpura, Lantamal XII Pontianak, Regional Police of West Kalimantan, Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), and other stakeholders.

"We are ready to assist efforts to overcome this haze disaster. This is one form of cooperation, for example monitoring the condition of hotspots over 8,000 feet," said Danlanud. Mentioned Marsma TNI Monday, until Sunday (8/19) afternoon, West Kalimantan weather at an altitude of 8,000 feet, it was still covered with thick fog.

The thick misty weather, enough to disrupt flight activity. So with the help of the Cassa 212 Aircraft, TMC was carried out. "We also help with artificial rain through water bombing and artificial rain engineering. Now we continue to monitor the hotspots at which points, then do weather engineering," he added
 (Sumber : Kepala Penerangan Pangkalan TNI AU Supadio)

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