On February 10, 2021, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said that the investigations into Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182, which crashed on the 9th of January, 2021, killing everyone onboard, will focus on the plane's autothrottle system.
Preliminary investigations showed that the system, which controls the engine power, automatically could have malfunctioned. The National Transportation Safety Committee's head, Nurcahya Utomo, said that both the autothrottles on the plane had shown anomalies. He added on by saying "for the left one, the retreat was too far, while the right one didn't move, so it was stuck. We don't know which one is broken, the left or the right one."
The investigation will focus on the plane's autothrottle system and related components installed in the aircraft, the plane's maintenance record, as well as possible human factors involved.
You must be logged in to contribute.
Recently Released Articles
Qantas' Airbus A220 Livery Features a Story Through Aboriginal Art
NEWS Qantas has revealed its inaugural Airbus A220 aircraft, featuring a captivating Aboriginal-inspired livery. Set to join QantasLink, its regional subsi...
How Do Airlines Decide Which Aircraft to Use on a Route?
INFORMATIONAL It may seem like a simple answer—easy: airlines fly their biggest planes on the routes with the most demand. In some ways, this is true—no doubt a...
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car by Air?
INFORMATIONAL It is possible to ship a vehicle on an aircraft. Air is superior to land travel as it reduces delays and makes logistics easy when handling vehicles t...