The Garuda Indonesia crash last year in Fukuoka was caused by the captain’s failure to execute proper judgment and follow-through with the takeoff even though one of the aircraft’s engines had failed, a Transport Ministry committee has concluded.

The captain aborted takeoff on June 13, 1996, after realizing one of the DC-10’s three engines had failed and after the plane was about 1.5 meters above the ground at a speed of 164 knots, according to the report compiled by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee and submitted Thursday to Transport Minister Takao Fujii.

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