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Pilot complacency partly to blame for 2021 Indonesia jet crash – Report

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Pilot complacency partly to blame for 2021 Indonesia jet crash – Report

Pilot complacency partly to blame for 2021 Indonesia jet crash – Report

The captain’s reliance on the autopilot system may have contributed to a passenger plane crash that killed all 62 people on board in January 2021, Indonesia’s transportation safety body said on Thursday in its final report on the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) reported that the Sriwijaya Air pilot may have failed to take corrective action when the plane’s throttle system malfunctioned because he was complacent about the aircraft’s automatic system.

“Complacency about the automation system and confirmation bias may have led to reduced monitoring of instruments and other circumstances,’’ KNKT said in the report.

The Boeing 737-500 plummeted into the Java Sea minutes after take-off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Jan. 9, last year.

Investigators said the aircraft had problems with its automatic throttle system.

Its left-engine throttle lever moved backward, causing the engine to have less power and the plane to roll onto its side before it crashed, the investigation report said.

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Sriwijaya Air flight 182 was en route from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Borneo Island when it crashed.

Pilots on earlier flights had reported that the throttle system of the aircraft had malfunctioned, but those problems had been reported as successfully fixed, the report said.

The accident was the fourth major air crash in Indonesia in six years.

In October 2018, a Boeing 737 MAX belonging to Indonesia’s largest budget carrier, Lion Air, crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board.

The aircraft’s faulty new anti-stall system was blamed for the crash, as well as that of another 737 Max in Ethiopia that killed 157 people in March 2019. 

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock praised US President Joe Biden’s decision to end his re-election campaign, emphasizing his prioritization of national interests.

Biden’s announcement, following concerns over his fitness for office, has left the Democratic Party in uncharted territory as Donald Trump’s campaign gains momentum.

Vice President Kamala Harris is now the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

Baerbock highlighted Biden’s role in maintaining strong international relations and NATO unity during his presidency, especially amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

She stressed the importance of continued US-European cooperation for global peace and security.

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Biden Campaign Missteps Lead to Reelection Withdrawa

U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end his reelection campaign on Sunday followed a series of strategic missteps by his campaign team and White House aides. These errors amplified concerns that the 81-year-old president wouldn’t be able to win November’s election or run the country for another four years.

Biden’s halting performance at the June 27 presidential debate against Republican candidate Donald Trump pushed even some of his closest allies to question his endurance for a full campaign. This episode fueled a growing Democratic party movement questioning the wisdom of his second term. Within days, Biden went from the party’s figurehead to a liability, making him the first sitting president to stand down from a possible reelection since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.

Biden initiated the debate by telling radio show host Howard Stern in April that he’d engage Trump, despite worries from some Democratic allies that a debate might not improve his chances and could cast him in an unflattering light. Biden’s aides believed they had an advantage in agreeing to a June debate with CNN, setting the rules to favor Biden’s style. However, Biden’s performance during the debate, where he stumbled over his words and lost his train of thought, surprised and concerned voters, donors, and Democratic officials.

Following the debate, Trump criticized Biden’s incoherence, and Biden admitted his poor performance. Calls for Biden to step down began almost immediately. High-profile Democrats, including Jim Clyburn and Nancy Pelosi, began to question Biden’s viability as a candidate.

Despite efforts to regain momentum, including interviews, news conferences, and speeches, Biden continued to make missteps, such as confusing names at the NATO summit. Polls showed Biden trailing other Democrats in key states and districts, though the nationwide race remained close.

Biden was eventually persuaded to withdraw from the race while recovering from COVID-19 at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, home, where he had time to reflect on his decision.

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Turkish Animal Rights Groups Protest Controversial Bill on Stray Animals

Animal rights groups in Turkey protested on Wednesday against a proposed bill that activists fear could lead to the mass euthanasia of stray dogs and other animals in certain circumstances.

A parliamentary commission began debating the contentious bill amid opposition from activists and lawmakers. Demonstrators gathered in Istanbul, holding signs with the word “Murder” in Turkish, urging the government to withdraw the proposal.

Activists across various cities, including Istanbul and Ankara, have mobilized against the plan put forth by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

The draft bill, reviewed by dpa, seeks to amend a 2004 animal protection law, allowing for the euthanasia of street animals under specific conditions.

If approved by the commission, the proposal is likely to pass in parliament, where Erdoğan’s AKP holds a majority.

The bill calls for local authorities to collect stray animals and place them in shelters, aiming to find them homes. However, it permits euthanasia if an animal is deemed aggressive, poses a public safety threat, or has contagious diseases.

Activists argue that the criteria for euthanasia remain vague. Local media previously reported that the AKP intended to euthanize animals not adopted within 30 days, although this detail is not in the current draft. Despite this, activists maintain that the guidelines for euthanizing animals are still unclear.

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