PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:46 PM IST
In scrubland just outside the airport perimeter, dozens of military and airport officials picked through the charred remnants of the aeroplane.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:00 AM IST
While Indonesia’s NTSC is trying to determine the exact cause of the crash, the left engine throttle lever was trimming back the power output just before the 26-year-old jet plunged into the sea, a family member who attended the regulator's briefing said.
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:22 PM IST
So far authorities have been unable to explain why the 26-year-old plane crashed just four minutes after takeoff.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:22 PM IST
The plane involved in the crash, a 737-500, was one of only 77 remaining in service globally.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:31 AM IST
The Boeing 737-500 with 62 passengers and crew was headed to Pontianak in West Kalimantan on Saturday before it disappeared from radar screens four minutes after takeoff.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Before the Sriwijaya Air crash there had been 697 fatalities in Indonesia over the last decade including military and private planes, making it the deadliest aviation market in the world - ahead of Russia, Iran and Pakistan
By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 06:42 AM IST
In 2017, aviation had its safest year on record worldwide with only two fatal accidents involving regional turboprops that resulted in 13 deaths and no fatal crashes of passenger jets.