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The spread of Mount Lewotobi ash has an impact on two airports: BMKG

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Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) informed that the distribution of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Lewotobi Laki in East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) had an impact on two airports. on Flores Island.

The two airports affected are Frans Seda Airport in Maumere, Sikka Regency, and Haji Hasan Aroeboesman Airport in Ende Regency.

“Frans Seda Airport and Haji Hasan Aroeboesman Airport must be aware of the distribution of volcanic ash,” said Head of the Fransiskus Xaverius Seda Sikka Ota Thalo Meteorological Station, Sunday.

Based on the existing volcanic ash distribution map, it is certain that the affected airports are Frans Seda Sikka and Haji Hasan Aroeboesman Ende.

He explained that the distribution of volcanic ash from Mount Lewotobi Laki was observed at a surface height of up to 10,000 feet, and moving southwest at a speed of 15 knots with constant intensity.

According to Thalo, indications are that the impact of the eruption will continue until tomorrow.

“Continue to update information on the distribution of volcanic ash from BMKG,” he reminded.

Contacted separately, Head of the Class II Airport Management Unit (UPBU) at Frans Seda Maumere Airport, Partahian Panjaitan, said that indications of volcanic ash caused the closure of flight activities at Frans Seda Airport on Sunday.

Panjaitan informed that flights could return to normal if BMKG observations and paper test results on the runway were negative.

“If the results are negative, there is no longer any indication of volcanic ash. Flights can run normally.”

According to him, closing flight activities is an important step for aviation safety.

If volcanic ash hits an airplane engine, it could have a bad impact on the flight.

“We urge prospective passengers to coordinate or follow announcements from the airline,” he recalled.

Mount Lewotobi Laki is an active volcano which is currently at Level III or Alert activity level. On Sunday, an eruption occurred and spewed volcanic ash as high as 1,000 meters above the peak.

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Translator: Fransiska Mariana, Resinta Sulistiyandari
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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