The guilty verdict and a two-year jail sentence handed down in early April to Capt. Marwoto Komar, the pilot-in-command of Garuda Flight GA200, a 737-400 that crashed at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on March 7, 2007, killing 21, has become the case du jour in the continuing debate regarding criminal action against flight crews involved in airline accidents. Interest in the trial has been especially intense in Australia. Onboard the 737 was a large contingent of nationals who were covering and ...

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