Garuda Indonesia 737-400 crash at Yokyakarta that killed 21 people in March (ATWOnline, April 9) was the result of pilot error, according to widespread press reports citing comments from National Transportation Safety Commission Chairman Tatang Kurniadi. The pilot, who reportedly had more than 15,000 hr. of -400 flight time, approached the runway at 408 kph--approximately 65% faster than normal--despite at least 15 alerts from the GPWS and advice from the copilot, Kurniadi said. In addition, ...

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