Garuda Indonesia pilot in command of the 737-400 that crashed at Yogyakarta in March 2007, killing 21 people, won his appeal against a two-year prison sentence that was handed down last April (ATWOnline, April 7). All charges against Marwoto Komar were dismissed by the Yogyakarta High Court, which ruled that he did his best to save the aircraft. Garuda said it would not reinstate Komar, whose claims that a downdraft and/or the aircraft's stabilizers were to blame for the accident were ...

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