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Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crash places Indonesia’s aviation safety under fresh spotlight – ABC News

The downing of a Boeing 737-500 on Saturday marks Indonesia’s third major airline crash in just over six years.

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Indonesia’s chequered air safety record is again in the spotlight after a Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea minutes after take-off on Saturday, marking the country’s third major airline crash in just over six years.
Key points:

  • Indonesia’s thousands of islands mean it is heavily dependent upon air travel
  • It is not yet known what caused the downing of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182
  • Some experts say that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted aviation safety

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