Indonesia’s Air Safety Record Faces New Scrutiny After Sriwijaya Air Crash

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Sri Lungdiyanti, 41, family member of a Sriwijaya Air passenger reacts after the Flight SJ182 Boeing 737-500, crashed after taking off, in Tegal, Central Java Province, Indonesia, January 10, 2021. Antara Foto/Oky Lukmansyah / Reuters

Skift Take: Saturday’s crash of a Sriwijaya Air jet was Indonesia’s third in six years, raising red flags. The latest tragedy has investigators looking at myriad potential causes, even cutbacks due to the pandemic.

— Tom Lowry

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