- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 01, 2007
Time: 14:07
Location: Off Parepare, Indonesia
Operator: Adam Air
Flight #: 574
Route: Surabaya, East Java - Manado, Indonesia
AC Type: Boeing B-737-4Q8
Registration: PK-KKW
cn / ln: 24070
Aboard: 102   (passengers:96  crew:6)
Fatalities: 102   (passengers:96  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: While flying at FL350 the airliner went missing between Surabaya and Manado in poor weather conditions after the pilot reported strong winds. Wreckage was found 5 miles south of Parepare. The accident was caused by the autopilot being accidentally disconnected. The two pilots had been trying to fix a problem with the plane's navigation instruments when they disconnected the autopilot and lost control of the plane. Without the autopilot, the plane went out of control, listing to the right and pitching down. The IRS navigation system was repeatedly reported malfunctioning but was never repaired. This is what initially distracted the crew.
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