WASHINGTON—A nearly head-on runway collision at 134 kt. between a departing Batik Air Boeing 737-800 and an unpowered TransNusa Aviation ATR 42-600 being towed down the runway at the Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta on the night of April 4, 2016, could not have been avoided, even if the 737 crew aborted the takeoff at the first sign of trouble. The assessment is included in the final report on the accident, issued by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety ...

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