Maintenance and pilot actions are the current focus of the Sriwijaya Air crash according to a preliminary report from the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC).
A faulty autothrottle system that had failed twice before has emerged as a key factor in the loss of the 737-500 that crashed on January 9, killing all 62 onboard.
Indonesia’s NTSC is yet to determine the exact cause of the disaster and is hampered by the lack of the Cockpit Voice Recorder.
According to NTSC investigator Nurcahyo Utomo the left engine throttle lever was trimming back the power while the right lever remained constant.
“Both autothrottles were read more ⇒