One of the reasons for the crash of Sriwijaya Air’s Boeing 737-524 could be a malfunction of the automatic engine control system.
According to the Wall Street Journal, experts are studying the likelihood of malfunctions in the system that automatically regulates the fuel supply and thrust when one of the engines is running.
Perhaps the pilot did not disable this system, and the control of the aircraft could be seriously difficult. The airline did not confirm this information.
As reported, a Sriwijaya Air passenger plane flew from Jakarta to the city of Pantianak on January 9, with 62 people on board.
A few minutes after takeoff, the airliner crashed into the Java Sea near the Seribu archipelago. None of the passengers and crew members survived.
According to the national search and rescue agency, ground services did not receive emergency signals from any aircraft in their area of responsibility.
The aviation portal Flightradar24 recorded that in the first minutes after takeoff, Boeing was gaining altitude, but after a mark of 3.3 thousand meters, within a minute it dropped by 3 thousand meters.
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