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Maintenance and pilots focus of Indonesian 737 crash investigators

Maintenance issues and pilot reactions are now the focus of Indonesian accident investigators looking into the loss of the Sriwijaya Air 737-500 on January 9 that killed 62.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the 737’s flight data recorder (FDR) shows the autothrottle system – which automatically controls the aircraft’s engine thrust – was not operating properly on one of the plane’s two engines, as it climbed away from Jakarta.

It adds that it appears that incredibly the pilots did not shut down the malfunctioning autothrottle but tried to correct the system.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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