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Rescuers and people gather near the debris from a Nigerian air force plane that crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway.(REUTERS)

7 killed in Nigerian air force passenger plane crash outside Abuja airport

Reuters, Abuja
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.
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A malfunctioning automatic throttle was being considered as a reason for the pilots losing control by producing more thrust in one of the two engines.(AP)
A malfunctioning automatic throttle was being considered as a reason for the pilots losing control by producing more thrust in one of the two engines.(AP)

Indonesia: Boeing engine-control system in focus in Sriwijaya air crash probe

Bloomberg
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.
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A National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) official holds a part of the retrieved black box of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.(Reuters)
A National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) official holds a part of the retrieved black box of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.(Reuters)

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

AFP
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.
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The fleet of Sriwijaya and regional offshoot NAM Air is nearly 20 years old on average.(AP)
The fleet of Sriwijaya and regional offshoot NAM Air is nearly 20 years old on average.(AP)

Indonesia's Sriwijaya flew old planes, neglected routes to become No.3 carrier

Reuters, Sydney/jakarta
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.
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It is the first major aircrash in Indonesia since 189 passengers and crew were killed in 2018 when a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max in 2018 also plunged into the Java Sea soon after takeoff from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
It is the first major aircrash in Indonesia since 189 passengers and crew were killed in 2018 when a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max in 2018 also plunged into the Java Sea soon after takeoff from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

In Indonesia, black boxes of crashed aircraft located

Reuters
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.
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As authorities searched for the Sriwijaya jet's flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, experts said it was too early to determine the factors responsible for the crash of the nearly 27-year-old plane(REUTERS)
As authorities searched for the Sriwijaya jet's flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, experts said it was too early to determine the factors responsible for the crash of the nearly 27-year-old plane(REUTERS)

Sriwijaya Air crash places Indonesia's aviation safety under fresh spotlight

Reuters
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
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File photo dated March 11, 2019, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(AP File Photo)
File photo dated March 11, 2019, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(AP File Photo)

Major commercial plane crash deaths fell by over 50% in 2019: Report

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.
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