Indonesia to Deploy Boeing Investigation Team to Ethiopia

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  • Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the U.S. checked Lion Air JT 610 aircraft debris at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, November 1, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

    Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the U.S. checked Lion Air JT 610 aircraft debris at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, November 1, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaIndonesia will deploy two representatives to join the investigation on Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 Max 8 crash in Ethiopia next week. The two people are officials from the Transportation Ministry's aircraft airworthiness and operations directorate (DKPPU) and the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT).

    “Two people will depart; one from KNKT and one from DKPPU,” said DKPPU director Capt. Avirianto when met at the Fairmont Hotel on Thursday. March 29.

    According to Avirianto, Inspector Totok who is graduated from investigation education and has a capability in the subject along with KNKT officer will join the team to investigate the causes of the plane crash on March 10, 2019.

    Ethiopian Airlines' flight ET-302 crashed just six minutes after took off, killing 157 passengers and cabin crew. The incident was said similar to Lion Air’s JT 610 in October 2018.

    Ethiopian Airlines received the Indonesian investigation team because of the chronological similarity in two airplane crashes and there was an Indonesian citizen who became a victim in the Ethiopian Airline crash.

    Avirianto said the team will examine the possibility of similar factors causing the deadly crash. If the team finds similarity, he will send a recommendation letter to Boeing Co. “If there is a problem found [in Boeing 737 Max 8], we will send a recommendation on what they must repair,” he concluded.

    FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA

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