New Indonesian Rules on Age would have Grounded Jet

The Boeing 737-400 was built in 1992 and would have exceeded the 10-year age limit the Government has talked about placing on jetliners operated by local carriers.


Its only other fatal crash in the past decade occurred in September 1997 when 234 people died when an Airbus A300 crashed into a wooded area near Medan airport in poor visibility caused by smoke from forest fires.

Associate professor Robert Heath, of the crisis management unit at Adelaide University, said Garuda was a ''reasonably responsible airline'' and accidents over the past 25 years had mostly been due to weather conditions. ''It seems that in this case weather conditions may not have been a factor but it shouldn't be assumed that pilot error was responsible,'' he said.

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OUT OF CONTROL

Date .... Aircraft .... Airline .... Casualties

Mar 7 2007 .... Boeing 737-497 .... Garuda .... 49

Feb 21 2007 ... Boeing 737-300 .... AdamAir .... 0

Jan 1 2007 .... Boeing 737-400 .... AdamAir .... 102

Dec 24 2006 ... Boeing 737-400 .... Lion Airlines .... 0

Nov 17 2006 .... DHC-6 Twin Otter ... Trigana Air Service .... 12

Oct 9 2006 .... DHC-4 Caribou .... Trigana Air Service ... 0

Oct 3 2006 .... Boeing 737-200 .... Mandala Airlines .... 0

Jul 19 2006 .... A-9032 .... Indonesian Army .... 2

Jun 5 2006 .... CASA 212 .... Merpati Nusantara .... 0

Mar 4 2006 .... MD-80 .... LionAir .... 0



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