Doomed Lion Air jet's airspeed indicator failed on last four flights

08 November, 2018, 08:50 | Author: Carlos George
  • Parts of an engine of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 are recovered from the sea during search operations in the Java Sea

Boeing Co.is preparing to send a safety warning to operators of its new 737 Max jets in response to the investigation of last week's fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia that left 189 dead, said a person familiar with the matter.

Boeing has delivered 219 Max planes - the latest and most advanced 737 jets - since the new models made their commercial debut previous year with a Lion Air subsidiary.

The Boeing bulletin only reminds operators of the plane to emphasize procedures outlined in a checklist pilots are given to help navigate stabilizer issues.

Boeing said the "angle of attack" sensor, which identifies if a plane is about to stall, was faulty on the doomed flight.

The bulletin combined with statements by Indonesian investigators to suggest that the pilots on the Lion Air 737 Max 8 were battling the plane as its computers commanded a steep dive during its final moments of flight. Earlier that same year, a Turkish-owned charter flight crashed, killing 189 people, after the pilots' airspeed indicators told them the plane was moving much faster than it really was. The company didn't response to requests for comment. The flight was set to carry passengers from Bali to Jakarta on the new Boeing 737 Max 8.

"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". At takeoff, the plane's altitude fluctuated dramatically, and the plane increased in speed before nose-diving into the Java Sea 13 minutes later. If the problem isn't fixed, it can cause planes to simply fall out of the sky. If the angle of attack is too high, then its speed decreases and the aircraft could enter an aerodynamic stall.

Experts have been puzzled about what could have caused the jet to go down in clear skies, unlike other major airplane disasters in which weather or older jets were major factors.

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Black box investigations into the incident by Indonesian authorities have indicated that the flight "experienced erroneous input from one of its AoA (Angle of Attack) sensors".

"I'm still of the opinion that losing airspeed on the airplane shouldn't result in losing the airplane", Cox said.

The findings from the data recorder were announced just hours after distraught relatives confronted Lion Air's co-founder, Rusdi Kirana, during a meeting with investigators.

"We don't know yet where the problem lies, what fix has been done, what their reference books are, what components have been removed", said Nurcahyo Utomo, the KNKT subcommittee head for air accidents.

Pramintohadi Sukarno, the Ministry of Transportation's acting director general for air transportation, said Flight No. JT633 had been canceled and the pilots grounded after the accident.

"The pilots can use extra force to correct the nose down trim, but the failure condition repeats itself, so that the nose-down push begins again 10 seconds after correcting", reported The Seattle Times.

After safety officials from Basarnas, Indonesia's national search and rescue agency, retrieved the aircraft's flight data recorder (FDR), a review of the data by Boeing and Indonesian safety investigators pointed to the plausible cause of the crash.

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