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Indonesia bans imports of Boeing 737-200
10 May 2006

Indonesian airlines are not allowed to import Boeing 737-200 aircraft for safety reasons following a number of accidents involving such planes. Transportation Minister Hatta Radjasa was quoted saying: ‘Any requests to import Boeing 737-200s will be definitely rejected’. While restricting new purchases, The government would not ban the use of existing aircraft but will conduct a comprehensive audit to ensure that they are airworthy. (AFX News)