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Crashed Indonesia passenger jet's throttles showed 'anomaly': investigators

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

  /   Wed, February 10, 2021   /   04:58 pm
Crashed Indonesia passenger jet's throttles showed 'anomaly': investigators Tough duty: Personnel of the National Police’s disaster victim identification unit carry a bag containing the body of a victim of the Sriwijaya Air SJ182 crash at the Jakarta International Container Terminal’s quay in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Jan. 12. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)
An Indonesian passenger jet's throttles showed an "anomaly" and had been repaired several times before a deadly accident last month, but the exact cause of the crash was unclear, investigators said Wednesday.
"The left (engine throttle) was moving backward too far while the right one was not moving at all -- it was stuck," said National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo. 
The agency on Wednesday released its preliminary report on the crash that killed all 62 passengers and crew.
"But what would have caused this anomaly? We can't conclude anything just yet."