Crashed Sriwijaya Air jet had engine thrust imbalance: Preliminary report

Crashed Sriwijaya Air jet had engine thrust imbalance: Preliminary report

AsiaOne-·2021-02-11 12:04

JAKARTA - The Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed last month killing 62 people had an imbalance in engine thrust that eventually led the plane into a sharp roll and then a final dive into the sea, a preliminary report by investigators said on Wednesday (Feb 11).

When the 26-year-old Boeing Co 737-500 plane reached 8,150 feet (2,484 m) after take-off, the left engine throttle lever moved back while the right lever stayed in its original position, Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said in its report.

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