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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has to inspect all older 737 aircraft according to an order from the US aviation authority. According to a letter from the FAA that was viewed on Saturday by the AFP news agency, the order affects all Boeing 737s of the 300, 400 and 500 generations. The background is the crash of a Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, which killed 62 people in January Life had come. Indonesian investigators had found evidence of a technical defect in the accident machine after the crash. According to an interim report by the investigators, the aircraft’s automatic thrust control had an “abnormality”. So far, however, the investigators have not been able to clarify what was ultimately the cause of the crash.
“Boeing is working to ensure that our aircraft are safe and meet all requirements,” the company told the AFP news agency. “We are in constant contact with our customers and the FAA and are constantly working to improve the safety and performance of our entire fleet.” The Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Sriwijaya Air crashed a few minutes after take-off in Jakarta on January 9. All 62 inmates died.
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May 16, 2021 8:22 AM ET (12:22 GMT)