In 2010, a Boeing 737-300 of Indonesia’s Merpati Nusantara Airlines overran on landing and broke up. The airline had suffered a crash the year before, and it would have two in 2011. And another in 2013. While the loss of two Malaysia Airlines 777-200ERs and 537 lives last year are the best known of Asian carriers’ recent disasters, a disturbing drumbeat of less well-remembered crashes since late last decade has reversed earlier marked improvements in safety. Indonesia and ...


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