Lion Air crash: ANOTHER Lion Air aircraft involved in crash in Indonesia

Lion Air crash: ANOTHER Lion Air aircraft involved in crash in Indonesia

Lion Air crash: ANOTHER Lion Air aircraft involved in crash in Indonesia

CBS News reported on Wednesday that Boeing's 737 Max 8 planes are used across the US, including by Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines.

Boeing said on Wednesday it had issued a safety bulletin reminding pilots how to handle erroneous data from a sensor in the wake of the Lion Air crash.

Indonesia's Ministry of Transport said on Thursday that it would be investigating the cause of the incident and taking follow-up measures.

Neither carrier said they had received any reports from pilots of issues with the sensor, which calculates the "angle of attack", a measurement of the angle of the plane's wing and airflow needed to maintain lift.

The FAA emergency directive warns that the "erroneous inputs can potentially make the horizontal stabilizers repeatedly pitch the nose of the airplane downward, making the aircraft hard to control".

The FAA directive applies to about 250 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operating worldwide.

Lion Air flight JT610 crashed into the sea off of Indonesia's northern coast in October, likely causing the deaths of all 189 people on board.

"Boeing issued an Operations Manual Bulletin (OMB) directing operators to existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is erroneous input from an AOA sensor".

Lion Air said in a statement: "The Boeing 737-900ER registered PK-LGY which was due to take off at 18.20 from Bengkulu, the departure was cancelled".


Indonesian accident investigators said on Monday that an airspeed indicator on the crashed jet was damaged for its last four flights, but US authorities responded cautiously to suggestions of fleet-wide checks.

Indonesia's search and rescue agency said the search effort will continue until Sunday.

The KNKT has interviewed crew and technicians on duty for two previous flights, while also retrieving the faulty sensor from Bali for inspection.

"We also plan to conduct a flight reconstruction to see the impact of the AOA sensor damage in the engineering simulator at the Boeing facility in Seattle".

The DGCA had reviewed the performance of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

"The pilot only followed the instruction and directions from the Aircraft Movement Control (AMC) officer", Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said in a statement.

A relative sprinkles flowers for victims in the crashed Lion Air flight 610 aboard an Indonesia Navy ship in the waters where the aeroplane is believed to have crashed in Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia, on Tuesday.

The bulletin says: "In the event of erroneous AOA data, the pitch trim system can trim the stabilizer nose down in increments lasting up to 10 seconds".

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