I'll keep this short...
I am quite reluctant to discuss much further at the moment because I fear that the information (such as those I've provided in the past for other incidents/accidents) have led to it being used for court cases beyond what I deem as reasonable limits (mainly at attempts of apportioning product liability regardless of "foreseeability" and "reasonable expectations").
Have you read the accident investigation report? If I remember correctly, the report underlined the fact that whilst the IRS fault did occur, poor CRM and poor crew training led to the primary cause of the accident, that is, the crew losing situational awareness.
To churn it easier, watch Air Crash Investigations "The plane that vanished", it's available on youtube.
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Does anybody know about any accidents besides Adam Air 574 in 2007 that involved faulty Inertial Reference Systems (IRS)?
Incidents, yes. The "land hundreds of miles from one's destination because the IRS went bonkers" incident (mentioned in the ACI
For suspected, there's also the Batavia Ketapang incident, where a Batavia Air 737 ended up trying to approach an airport 150NM from its destination before realizing they weren't where they were supposed to be.
In those 2 cases, they didn't loose the basic airmanship values of "aviate, navigate, communicate"... (well, communicate is debateable!
Our regulators were caught with it's pants down when the director of air transport led the press conference ranting "the aircraft has a clean bill of health", which no one believed... he has since been replaced. And we got the EU ban and FAA country category II
slapped on us because of the guy, till this day! At least it drove the DGCA to reform and begin to sideline the "usual suspects within".
Whist we still got some way to go, progress has been good but not perfect. C'est la vie, we just continue on advocating change for the better. The crooks can answer in the afterlife! The last thing I want is to chase those guys and end up causing more damage to the country's air safety record (whatever is left of it) by triggering cover ups...