Indonesia's transport ministry, as expected, grounded low-fare carrier Adam Air over safety issues following an incident last week when a 737-400 skidded off the runway at Batam Island's Hang Nadim Airport, injuring five of the 176 passengers and crew onboard. The right wing, hydraulic system and main landing gear were damaged. The incident was Adam's third in 18 months (ATWOnline, March 12). Budhi Mulyawan Suyitno, Indonesia DG for air transportation, said the airline would cease flying ...

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