Indonesia is already poor at its flying safety records. The recent crash of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 that happened on Saturday made things worst.
The nation previously had many events connected to flying safety problems in the past. This includes poor pilot training, improper maintenance, mechanical and communication failures along with many air-traffic control issues. In Asia, Indonesia is the worst place when it comes to taking a flight. According to the data from Aviation Safety Network, it has 104 bad incidents resulting in 2,353 deaths.
The reason for Flight SJ182 going into the Java Sea just after taking off is not still yet clear. It won’t be clear before the airplane’s black box finding and analysis. The thing we know is that the Boeing Co. model was almost 27 years old. Also, the plane was flying in heavy rain.
It related to the 737 jet family of airplane manufacturers, among the most famous airplanes of all time. The first make-up started flying in 1967 and has passed through many variations. The Sriwijaya Air jet in question was a 737-500, part of Boeing’s Original series that also contains the 737-300 and the 737-400. Later in 2017, the 737 Max series was launched, and it was the variant implicated in two fatal crashes: in October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610, and in March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Out of the 737-500 models are to carry 145 people at maximum, Boeing has shipped about 390 worldwide. According to the carrier’s website, those flown by Sriwijaya Air which is one of the latest domestic flights in Indonesia. This covers a variety of small, regional destinations across the countries in Southeast Asia. These are designed for 120-112 in economy class, and eight in the executive compartment.
Condition Of The Planes In Indonesia:
In Indonesia, Sriwijaya’s was on the side of older planes, with commercial airlines usually replacing jets at about the 25-year point. Continental Air Lines and United Airlines Holdings Inc. operated it until it fell into the carrier’s hands in 2012, as per the fleet data on Planespotters.net. Sriwijaya’s Boeing fleet has an average age of about 17 years.
“We don’t know yet what caused the incident,” said Shukor Yusof, the founder of aviation consulting firm Endau Analytics in Malaysia. “That said, there’s still much to do to improve the culture of safety and Indonesian President Joko Widodo could cement his legacy by making a concerted effort to restore confidence and faith in local aviation in his final term.”