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Plane That Crashed in Indonesia Didn't Fly for Nine Months

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Sriwijaya Air plane was inspected before resuming operations after coronavirus pandemic, ministry says, as search crews recover black box
The Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed on Saturday didn't fly for nearly nine months last year, with air travel severely reduced because of the coronavirus pandemic, Indonesia's transportation ministry said, as search crews pulled one of the plane's so-called black boxes from the Java Sea.

The Boeing Co. 737-500 was inspected and declared airworthy before…
Jon Emont, Feliz Solomon
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