In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.
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The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims’ families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.
The helicopter had been on a supply run to troops in a remote, mountainous region where a hunt for communist rebels was taking place, the military said.
The mothballing adds another possible factor in the crash of the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, which killed 62 people on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182.
The recovery of the so-called “black box” will help officials understand why Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 plummeted into the Java Sea on Saturday.
A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.
Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday minutes after takeoff. The Boeing 737-500 series passenger jet was carrying 62 people, including six crew members.
The Boeing 737-500, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta, the capital. Officials said they found body parts and possibly part of the wreckage.
The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.
Officials said the Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta and was bound for the city of Pontianak.