Proceedings over 737 crash allege autothrottle malfunction


Seattle (AP) —A lawsuit filed against Boeing in Seattle found that Sriwijaya Airways crashed into the Java Sea, Indonesia last January due to a malfunction of the old 737 jet’s autothrottle system, and all 62 people on board. Claims to have died.

Seattle Times report A proceeding filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday on behalf of the 16 families of crash victims cites previous cases, including a malfunction of the 737 autothrottle system, and history should redesign the system. Claimed to suggest that.

In a statement, Boeing expressed sympathy for family members and loved ones who died in the January 9 crash, but commented, “while technical experts continue to support investigations and proceedings in dispute. Is inappropriate. “

The crashed 737 was parked for nine months last year due to a slump in air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesian aviation regulators issued an airworthiness certificate for jets in December, permitting jets to reflight.

According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Committee on the crash of Flight SJ182, the maintenance diary reported problems with autothrottle repeatedly by pilots the day before the deadly flight, and problems caused by technicians cleaning switches and connectors. Showed that you tried to solve.

Immediately after taking off from Jakarta, the plane plunged into the sea near the Thousand Islands due to heavy rain.

Sriwijaya Air has had only minor safety accidents in the past, but in 2008 a farmer died when the plane left the runway during landing due to hydropower problems.

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