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Lelaki maut kereta rempuh tiang papan tanda

KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang lelaki berusia 20 tahun terbunuh apabila kereta dipandunya terbabas dan melanggar tiang papan tanda di Lebuhraya Persekutuan dari pusat bandar raya menghala Petaling Jaya berhampiran pusat beli-belah Mid Valley, di sini, awal pagi semalam.

Usaha mengeluarkan mangsa, Sayyid Mohammad Hasiff Ab Latif, 20, yang tersepit mengambil masa lebih 30 minit sebelum mayatnya dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), di sini, untuk bedah siasat.
Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 5 pagi itu, mangsa yang bersendirian gagal mengawal kenderaan sebelum merempuh papan tanda berkenaan.

Ketua Turus Siasatan dan Perundangan Trafik Kuala Lumpur, Deputi Superintendan Abdullah Roning ketika dihubungi berkata mangsa yang memandu kereta Honda CRV hitam gagal mengawal kenderaan disebabkan jalan licin.
“Mangsa yang dalam perjalanan ke tempat kerja terbabas ke kiri jalan sebelum merempuh tiang papan tanda di kawasan berkenaan. “Mangsa yang parah di kepala dan badan meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian,” katanya.

Gambar ihsan dari U-wartawan (Zapa Cutekoreanstyle)

Menurutnya, kes itu disiasat mengikut Seksyen 41(1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987.

Mangsa merupakan pelajar APFT dari Batch 26.

Al-Fatihah.

Source:http://www.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/articles/Lelakimautkeretarempuhtiangpapantanda/Article/index_html

Night Flying 7 & 8 (SOLO)

Total Hours : 97:25

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRA

Instructor : SOLO

Date of flying : 28/04/2011

I’ve been scheduled for NF 7&8 (SOLO) 2hours of Night Flying by Flight Operations. For those who dont know, a cadet must not have Night Flying sortie more than 3days in a row. There must be at least one day off between the gap. Back to story, as usual, junior Night Flyer will have to do the Night Flying briefing. Once briefing completed, I went and check my SOLO aircraft (9M-NRA) alone as I’m the only person who utilized the aircraft during night time. So I have to make sure everything normal before sunset.

Navigation lights also known as Position lights(DA-40). Red light on Port side while Green on Starboard. This light must be turn-on when an aircraft is “occupied“. It is very important to make sure this lights working in perfect condition, as the ATC will know the aircraft nose position by referring to this light. Other lights such as Strobe or also known as Anti-Collision light is equally important.

Landing and Taxi Light located on the left wing on Diamond-40 aircraft

After satisfied with the lighting condition of the aircraft, I proceed with external check. I checked the fuel quantity and drained few times to ensure the fuel is not contaminated with water.

After everything was completed, I signed the tech-log and went out for dinner. Around 7.18PM, I performed Maghrib prayer with my batchmates and we requested for start-up around 8PM. I did most of Flapless circuit rather than normal. Reason why is the attitude is quite different from normal circuit.

As you can see in the video, it was very dark to see the centreline, I only aim for the lights from taxiway to centreline to correct my approach as well as runway edge lighting.

Safely landed around 1HR 45Mins. I landed 15mins early due to scheduled inbound. ATC officer working during my NF time was MR Az Ha =)

Night Flying 6

Total Hours : 95:25

(NF2,3,4,5 included)

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRA

Instructor : Capt Rao (APAC 14)

Date of flying : 26/04/2011

I’ve flown with Capt Kamis (APAC09) for my second night flying (NF2). Alhamdullilah, everything went normal as I getting used with dark-time flying. For today, I flown NF 6 with Capt Rao. It was the second time I’m flying with him during night time. Basically, during night time we practiced Normal and Flapless circuit only. There is no GLIDE/PFL circuit.

This is how it looks in DA-40 during Night Flying

There are few differences between Night and Day time flying. Normally, during Night Time flying, when you rotate (Vr) (Term: Pilot will start to pull-up to lift the nose wheel) and transfer from visual to instruments. Until reaching 300feet (Safe ALT), Flaps UP and LDG/Taxi light OFF as per normal.

During day time, we start to turn for downwind around 500feet. However, for SOLO at night, the turning Altitude increased from 500feet to 800feet. However, with instructor, you may turn earlier at 500feet (REFER: APFT SOP UPD:01/2011)

This time, Capt Rao asked me to practiced Radio Failure Procedure. (REF: APFT SOP 01/2011)

According to APFT  Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), pilot shall maintain 1000feet keeping a good lookout for another traffic. Squawk 7600 (Radio Failure). (Notes: Squawk 7500 (Unlawful Interference), Squawk 7700 (Distress) )

Source:wikipedia

Referring to above picture, Note that the transponder code is set to 1200 ALT. XPDR stands for Transponder. After set the correct squawk code. Aircraft shall continue circuit and on final, descent and maintain 300feet OVER the Runway. Flash the letter R ( . _ . ) with LDG/TAXI light to notify ATC that you have Radio Failure. Then join circuit with 1000feet and wait for Light signal from Tower.

Steady Green –  Clear To Land

Steady Red – Overshoot and carry out another circuit

Intermittent Red – Aerodrome Unsafe , DO NOT LAND

After I followed as per procedure, I return with one more circuit and practiced Flapless approach to land. This time, Capt Rao request NO APPROACH LIGHT, NO PAPI LIGHT as well as LDG/TAXI Light OFF…The only lights available was the runway edge light.Touched down safely without any incident =).

Night Flying (1)

Total Hours : 88:25

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRA

Instructor : Capt Myo (APAC 17)

Date of flying : 20/04/2011

Flying at night. Sounds interesting right? I was very excited at first to know that I’ve been scheduled for my first night flying by flight operation. What came on my mind was the beautiful runway lighting, aircraft lighting as well as cockpit lighting making me can’t wait for it.

I came with 10.30AM bus because I have sortie in the afternoon with Capt Amrul (APAC11). Normally, night flyer will come to hangar around 1PM. However, my sortie with Capt Amrul around 1.30PM. So I need to get there early so that I can prepare the aircraft.

Make it short, I’ve flown with one of the best instructor, Capt Amrul for one hour. We did GH28 (P1/US). I practiced PFL,Steep turns,Medium Turns,Rate-One-Turn,and circuits.

I’ve been told that Night Flying briefing will be held around 6PM, and the most interesting part. New comers; like me have to get this done.Huhu...

Basically, nothing much different with morning briefing. The only thing, only few instructor and 3-4 aircrafts allocated for night flying. During briefing, the duty student must cover :

1)METAR/TAF

2)Aircrafts Hours

3)Night Flying Emergency Procedures

4)Sunset Time

5)Scheduled Departures/Arrival

It is important to know sunset time. Reason why is because, flying after sunset time will be declare as Night Flying. Before the time, it will noted as Day time flying. Plus, I also know “Maghrib” praying time. =)

After covered the briefing part, we then checked the aircrafts conditions especially lighting system to make sure everything in good condition.After satisfied, we went out to have a quick meal around 6.30PM before maghrib.

As usual, sometimes my batchmate asked me to take photos…Yeah, that’s what I do in KL.

Diatas permintaan….

After finished with our so called “Dinner”, we went back inside just before Maghrib time. Nearest stall situated around 5-mins walking distance.

Getting darker

It is clearly written in APFT SOP for night flyer about dark adaptation. Well, its new to me. Before any night flight, the cadet are required to stand outside the terminal building or any other place which have bright light in order to “familiarize” with dark condition; and of course, there are reasons behind it.

Calm

After signed tech-log and prepared everything, I sat outside and famil myself with the darkness..Not to forget, take a few photos..hehe

PA28

DA42 and DA40

Procedures for Night flying quite different from daytime. Especially lighting system. The moment you sit inside the aircraft, Electric Master switch must be turn ON and immediately Navigation/Position light ON. Aircraft is occupied whenever this lights ON.


Before start the engine, pilots must shine the engine using torchlight to warn the marshaller and of course, verbally say “Clear Prop”. After engine started, carryout as per checklist. Again, the engine will be shine but this time, in circular motion for ECU test.

Once received clearance for taxi, Taxi light must be turn ON OFF then ON to acknowledge marshaller that aircraft is going to taxi. To dismiss marshaller, LDG light ON then OFF.

Strobe light and Landing light must be turned ON before entering an active runway. Or in other word, when received clearance to lineup at runway.

It was quite dark at runway making it hard to see the centreline. As for me, I will turn the aircraft until DA40 LDG/Taxi light point to the centerline and I will select ref point. DA40 manufacturer design the lights on the left wing. Not on the nose wheel unlike any other aircraft, making it dim in front.

Once safely airbone, “airborne call” has to be made to inform ATC.

Landing part was the most challenging for me. Its like flying in total darkness plus moonless night. As for Night Flying 1, I really dont have the judgment to start flare  but after few circuits on that night, I feel more confident.

I landed safely after 4circuits. 3normal and 1 flapless. Once I taxi clear of the dispersal, I made Radio call “Runway Vacated” to inform the ATC.

That’s all for my first night flying. =)

Navigation 17 (M)

Total Hours : 66:35

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRF

Co-pilot : Ihsan (APAC 2451)

Date of flying : 01/04/2011

It was lovely Friday morning. Route for this time was to Kerteh airfield then back to Kota Bharu. Actually, I’ve never been there with any instructor. So, it was my first time. I decided to have a co-pilot a.k.a adviser during my flight. APAC 2451, Ihsan agreed to mutual my flight.

We did preparation on ground together and I explained our route and he double checked everything. I did pre-flight check as per usual and found the aircraft condition satisfactorily.  We agree that I did RT and fly as PIC, however, in case of anything, he agreed to take over the control in case found me disorientated.

We safely airborne somewhere around 0930HRS local time. Tracked to Bachok as per flight plan. Cleared to climb to 5000feet. Overhead Bachok, we then tracked to Pulau Rhu and there after to Permaisuri.

Crossing Penarek tracking to Permaisuri

It was our first time flying to Kerteh airport (WMKE). Weather on route to Kerteh is a bit cloudy. He did advised me to climb to 6000feet due to cloud and I agreed and call Terengganu Approach to advise.

Hazy

Me : Approach, APAC 2458.

Tganu : APAC 2458, go ahead.

Me : APAC 2458, request to climb 6000feet due to cloud sir.

Tganu: Approved 6000feet initially.

Me : 6000feet approved APAC 2458.

I then started to climb to 6000feet and avoid few patched of clouds. But purposely let the left wing entered small cumulus cloud..hehe..

Terengganu approach then handed over me to Kuantan Approach. I then contact as per normal. We flown overhead Kerteh airfield at 6000feet. I can see clearly the runway 16/34 overhead and one helicopter on final. We then tracked back to Terengganu airfield via Dungun and Marang. We were asked to contact Terengganu again abeam Penerak.

Established contact with Terengganu Approach, we then decided to overfly Terengganu as the weather at Terengganu is pretty bad. I’m not going to spend a night there without carrying anything. Because one of my batchmate did land there but forced to spend a night at Terengganu due weather.

Tracking to Marang.

I then turned on the Autopilot…Eah sorry, I asked Ihsan to take over the control for a while..hehe..

Left-hand control ^^

Overhead Marang, Set heading to Terengganu airfield.

There are few prominent features at Marang such as river connecting to the sea and also a bridge. Approximately 6mins from Marang to Terengganu with 110kts groundspeed. After flown overhead Terengganu airfield, we then tracked to Pulau Redang (WMPR).

Navigation log – Used to record our Route or also know as Legs which contain information such as Heading, Speed, Time,Distance, Estimated time of arrival (ETA) and most importantly Minimum fuel and actual fuel on board.

Overhead KB town 1500feet.

Everything was normal and I took over the control again and resume Navigation to Pulau Perhentian and final check point was Bachok. We then were asked to report overhead KB town and landed safely.

Thanks to Ihsan (coloured). He was my first mutual partner.

General Handling18 (Power loss)

Total Hours : 67:35

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRF

Instructor : SOLO

Date of flying : 2011/04/03

My sortie was scheduled in the morning session, around 10.30AM. Weather early in the morning (8AM) declared as IMC (Instruments Meteorological Conditions) because the visibility less than 4000Metres which means VFR flights (It’s me) cant get airborne.

Around 10am, first dual aircraft got airborne and reported weather is only suitable for CPL SOLO flyer and of course dual flight. And of course, I’m one of the cadet excited to get airborne. Its CPL stage. We need hours to finish!.

I’ve decided to go to Uban training area because haven’t been there for a while. Quite lucky because only 2 reported traffic there which both of them are my batchmate.

I did pre-flight check as per normal and of course ECU test A and B as I went through the checklist. I safely airbone and tracked to Uban. Maintained 1000feet tracked to Pasir Mas town took few mins time. After established at Uban, I changed over to Ground frequency and copied traffic information. I operated at Gual Periok.. Thanks to G1000, Again..I can crosscheck everything =p.

After confirm that I’m in Gual Periok area, I then advanced throttle to full power (100%) and then climbing to 2000feet before starting any exercise. However, as I passing through 1200feet, I entered clouds, around 7/8 octas. Passing 1600feet, I’ve got the full view of the clouds from above.

Nice…Thanks (I said twice) to Garmin. I know my position in Real time so that I wont cross Thailand border and have F-16 escort me..huhu..

I then continue climb to 2000feet and did Medium Turn, Steep Turn, Rate-one-turn and approach config stall. Fully development stall I didn’t do this time due to condition of the cloud. Its quite dangerous if I entered into spin (Plus) I don’t have visual with ground.

Everything seems to be normal. I request rejoin as per normal. Then I wanted to climb back to 1500feet for standard rejoin height. I advanced the throttle to full power gently and I noticed something was terribly not right. The Load (%) indication is not indicating at 100%. I then crosschecked with my T’s and P’s. Everything seems to be in green. Check my fuel. Its sufficient on the left tank and balance. I turned the G1000 to backup mode which means both screen display the same thing. It was confirmed that reading was around 68% load. Cruise power setting.

Throttle fully advanced…But..Unable to get 100% load indication.

Even RPM showing 2290RPM, when I wanted to climb to maintain 1500feet (passing 11oofeet), my airspeed reduces even my pitch attitude around 3′-4′ degrees. I knew something was not right now. I then Radio Ground

Me : Ground APAC 2458, request immediate rejoin due to technical problem.

5secs goes by…

Ground : APAC 2458, cleared standard rejoin 1500feet contact tower.

Me : Cleared standard rejoin 1500feet contact tower, APAC 2458.

Switched to Tower….

Me : Tower, APAC 2458, now passing 1300feet, Uban Training area, request rejoin via Kelantan River to land.

Tower : APAC 2458, cleared rejoin via Kelantan River 1500feet.

Me : (readback)

I then transmitted at Company frequency (133.0Mhz) to advised all traffic in Uban because I’m tracking to Pasir Mas then to Kelantan River.

Me : Tower, APAC 2458, unable to climb 1500feet due to Power loss..Advise I’m maintaining 1200feet now.

Tower : APAC 2458, copied. Descend 500feet and do you need any assistance on arrival?

Me : Descend 500feet, negative I dont need assistance. (I hope)

I noticed that once I descended, If I wanted to climb back my airspeed will be reduced greatly. Initially, cruise airspeed around 110kts. But now I only had 78Kts in flight. 8 kts to spare before entering glide airspeed. So from 1200feet, I reduce my Rate of descent from 500feet per min to 100-200fpm.

Tower : APAC 2458, advised traffic hold Late downwind 1000feet.

Me : Copied traffic and I have visual with traffic.

Tower : 2458.

Finally, I reached Right base around 800feet.

Me : Tower , APAC 2458, turning final to land.

Tower : APAC 2458,Continue approach

Me : Continue approach APAC 2458.

I saw Malaysia Airlines 737 still on the runway, Vacating.

Tower : Malaysian xxxx, please expedite vacate Bravo

Malaysian xxxx: Wilco Malaysia xxxx.

Once MAS vacated the runway, Tower then cleared me to land.

Now, I decided to do flapless approach and landed safely an hour after my airborne time.

Alhamdullilah…Thanks to ATC for assisting me and managed to slot me for landing.

I then reported to engineer and Mr Fauzi did some checks and he said it was confirmed, Power Loss in flight.

Next thing I saw that, they opened up the front cowling for further inspection =)

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