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Editor, writer, translator. Now with @mongabay, formerly with @thejakartaglobe and @jakpost. "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.
A thread... 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.