Indonesia’s air accident investigator is probing whether a problem with the autothrottle system contributed to the Sriwijaya Air crash that killed all 62 people on board.
- It remains unclear whether a problem with the autothrottle system contributed to the crash
- Sriwijaya said it was unable to comment on technical matters involving the investigation
- A preliminary report is expected to be issued within 30 days of the crash
National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) investigator Nurcayho Utomo said a problem with the Boeing 737-500’s autothrottle system — which controls engine power automatically — was reported after a flight a few days earlier.
“There was a report of malfunction on the autothrottle a couple of days before…