Sriwijaya Air crash: Investigation right now centered around autothrottle situation, say Indonesian specialists

An official of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee takes photos of the remaining parts of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, which collided with the Java Sea, on the most recent day of its hunt and salvage activity, at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta.

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said on Wednesday (Feb 10) that examinations concerning Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 that slammed a month ago would zero in on the plane’s autothrottle framework.

Primer examinations indicated that the framework, which controls motor force consequently, might have failed.

In a public interview to declare its fundamental report, the panel’s flying head Nurcahyo Utomo said both autothrottles of the plane demonstrated abnormalities.

“For the left one, the retreat was excessively far, while the correct one didn’t move, so it was trapped. We don’t know which one was broken, the left or the correct one,” he added.

Mr Utomo added that the examination would zero in on the plane’s autothrottle framework and related parts introduced in the airplane, the plane’s support record as well as could be expected human variables included.

The Sriwijaya Air plane took off from Jakarta on Jan 9 and was in transit to Pontianak, West Kalimantan when it vanished from radar screens only four minutes after take-off.

Aviation authority at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport asked the pilot only seconds before it vanished for what good reason it was traveling northwest rather than on its normal flight way yet never got a reaction.

Specialists closed the plane collided with the Java Sea leaving no survivors. Each of the 62 individuals on board kicked the bucket.

Indonesian naval force faculty convey a body pack on the most recent day of search and salvage activity for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, which collided with the Java ocean, at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

The Flight Data Recorder of the disastrous flight has been recovered, however specialists are as yet looking for the missing Cockpit Voice Recorder which could reveal insight into what truly occurred.

The Boeing 737-500 plane was almost 27-year-old.


In Wednesday’s public interview, Mr Utomo additionally uncovered that the plane’s autothrottle was broken preceding Jan 9, yet had been fixed.

“On Jan 3, 2021, the pilot (of a past flight) detailed that the autothrottle was unserviceable. The architect redressed the issue by cleaning the autothrottle PC’s electrical connector. After reinstallation, the Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) test result was acceptable.

“On Jan 4, 2021, the pilot revealed that the autothrottle was unserviceable. The architect took a stab at cleaning the autothrottle PC’s electrical connector yet the issue remained.”

A designer amended the issue the following day and the BITE test indicated it was acceptable, Mr Utomo added.

“After Jan 5, there were no more DMI (Deferred Maintenance Items) records in the airplane upkeep log until the date of the mishap, Jan 9, 2021,” he said.

Aside from the autothrottle, the plane had issues on Dec 25 with the primary official’s velocity pointer however it was supplanted on Jan 4.

The primer examination additionally indicated that the plane’s autopilot was separated.

The plane didn’t experience territories with huge mists, downpour or in-cloud disturbance.

JAKARTA: The co-pilot of the disastrous Sriwijaya Air plane that slammed not long after require off a weekend ago was among the most brilliant understudies in the flying school and guaranteed his family that he would consistently put wellbeing first, said his sibling when met by CNA.

Then, the pilot was depicted by his relatives as a “warm and caring” individual who cherished his work.

62 individuals were ready the Indonesian business plane that smashed on Saturday (Jan 9), only four minutes after it took off from Jakarta headed for Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The commander of the flight was Afwan RZ. His co-pilot was Diego Mamahit.

Specialists have recuperated garbage accepted to be from the plane just as human remaining parts. There are no indications of survivors.

Mr Chris Mamahit, the sibling of the co-pilot said his kin had flown a very long time on a Boeing 737 in his seven-year vocation with Sriwijaya Air.

He said his sibling was among the most brilliant understudies at Sriwijaya’s NAM Flying School, which he participated in 2010. He figured out how to acquire his flying permit sooner than the greater part of his friends at the school.

“I called him ‘Cap’ to rouse him, since his fantasy was to one day become a commander and procure his fourth stripe,” said Mr Chris Mamahit, who depicted his sibling as a well mannered and adoring family man.

The 34-year-old co-pilot examined financial aspects at a college in Jakarta. He selected at the flying school not long after he acquired his four year college education at the consolation of his dad Boy Mamahit, a previous chief at the now-outdated Bouraq Airlines.

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