Three Adam Air's Boeing 737s Allowed To Fly Again

The government has decided to allow three of six of Boeing 737-300 aircraft of Adam Air to fly again Monday after being grounded following last week's incident involving one of the airline's aircraft at the Juanda airport of Surabaya, a transport ministry official said.

The three aircraft met the standard of airworthiness and the three other will also be allowed to resume operation if they are also found to be fit, Certification and Airworthiness Director Yurlis Hasibuan said.

A Boeing 737-300 aircraft of Adam Air crash landed at the airport bursting a tire and cracking its fuselage but without causing casualties.

The incident came after another Boeing 737 aircraft of the airline was declared missing believed to have plunged into the sea with all 108 people on board off southern Sulawesi when it was on a flight from Juanda airport to Manado on January 1.

The two successive incidents involving Boeing 737-300 aircraft had prompted a plan by the government to examine all aircraft of the 737-300 operating in the country.

There are around 40 Boeing 737-300 aircraft operated in the country.


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