Government Grounds all Boeing 737-200s
Following Batavia Air Mishap on Friday, May 5th, Government Orders Review of Aircraft's Hydraulic Systems.
The Indonesian language website tempointeraktif.com reported on Friday, May 5, 2006, that the Government has issued a grounding order for all Boeing 737-200 aircraft, effective immediately.
The order, issued by the Transportation Ministry's Directorate of Airworthiness, will affect an estimated 50 Boeing 737-200 currently operated by Indonesian air carriers.
The order preventing the aircraft from flying was issued just hours after a Boeing 737-200 owned by Batavia Air skidded off the runway at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport early on Friday morning. No fatalities resulted to the 121 people on board although 3 passengers sustained injuries in the incident.
The temporary grounding order requires all Boeing 737-200 to remain on the ground until checks can be carried out on the aircrafts' hydraulic systems.
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