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"You mess with the toilet, you get the janitor." -- Charlie Kelly
Jan 9, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
We don't know much yet about the loss of Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 off the coast of Jakarta this afternoon.
But there's a bit of misinformation building up about the age of the plane (26 years) and whether it should have been allowed to fly.
Sriwijaya Air took delivery of the plane (Boeing 737-524, reg. number PK-CLC) in May 2012, when it was 18 years old. It was previously operated by United Airlines and Continental before that.