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World Sriwijaya Air crash probe looks into autothrottle

11:12  22 january  2021
11:12  22 january  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight are looking at the possibility that a malfunctioning automatic throttle If the autothrottle failure proves central to the probe , it’s likely to put the focus on pilot actions and “This procedure does not take into account human factors that may result in the flightcrew failing to

Investigators looking into the Sriwijaya Air crash in Indonesia say they are now focussing on the plane's autothrottle . Sixty-two people were on board the passenger plane when it plunged into the sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta on 9 January. A few days before the crash , a problem with the

Investigators looking into the Sriwijaya Air crash in Indonesia say they are now focussing on the plane's autothrottle.

a person riding on the back of a boat: Friends and family of the victims have paid their respects at sea © Reuters Friends and family of the victims have paid their respects at sea

Sixty-two people were on board the passenger plane when it plunged into the sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta on 9 January.

A few days before the crash, a problem with the Boeing 737's autothrottle had been reported, officials said.

The autothrottle controls the engine power of an aircraft.

Usually pilots can also control the throttle manually and it remains unclear whether it is in fact was the cause of the crash.

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9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight are looking at the possibility that a malfunctioning automatic throttle could have led to the pilots losing control, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The autothrottle was producing more thrust in one of the Boeing Co. 737-500’s two engines than the

9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight are looking at the possibility that a malfunctioning automatic throttle If the autothrottle failure proves central to the probe , it’s likely to put the focus on pilot actions and “This procedure does not take into account human factors that may result in the flightcrew failing to

"There was a report of malfunction on the autothrottle a couple of days before to the technician in the maintenance log, but we do not know what kind of problem," National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) investigator Nurcayho Utomo told news agency Reuters.

"If we find the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) we can hear the discussion between the pilots, what they talked about and we will know what is the problem."

So far only the aircraft's flight data recorder has been recovered from the debris in the Java Sea. Divers are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder.

Indonesian officials will now try to retrieve data from the recovered black box © EPA Indonesian officials will now try to retrieve data from the recovered black box

A preliminary report is expected within 30 days of the crash, in line with international standards.

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The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost contact shortly after takeoff on Saturday from Jakarta with 62 people on board. It was heading for The plane that crashed on Saturday was nearly 27-years-old and did not use the new, problematic MCAS systems built into the current-generation 737 Max planes.

Indonesia halts search for victims of Sriwijaya Air crash , still looking for CVR reut.rs/3sUe2Ge. Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for remaining victims and debris from a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the Java Sea, killing all 62 Indonesian investigators probing the Jan.

The airline itself said it would not comment on the investigation before the official statement.

What's known about the crash?

The Sriwijaya Air passenger plane departed from Jakarta's main airport at 14:36 local time (07:36 GMT) on 9 January. Flight SJ182 was en route to the city of Pontianak on Borneo island.

Minutes later, at 14:40, the last contact was recorded.

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There were 50 passengers - including seven children and three babies - and 12 crew on board, though the plane has a capacity of 130. Everyone on board was Indonesian, officials say.

Witnesses said they had seen and heard at least one explosion. A damaged fan blade found by the divers suggested the plane was still functioning when it hit the sea, and did not explode mid-air.

The 26-year-old Boeing 737 passed an airworthiness inspection in December 2020 after it had been grounded for some time during the pandemic.

Sriwijaya Air, founded in 2003, is a local budget airline which flies to Indonesian and other South-east Asian destinations.

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