Boeing plane crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Boeing to Issue Alert Its Planes Can Abruptly Dive During Flight - Report

The directive points operators "to existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is erroneous input from an AOA sensor", the statement said.

As a result of continuing investigations into last week's crash of Lion Air flight 610, the US Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to operators of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft calling on them to address procedures in the event of pilots receiving erroneous angle of attack sensor information.

The US planemaker said investigators looking into the Lion Air crash had found that one of the "angle of attack" sensors on the aircraft had provided erroneous data.

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

Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to alert pilots of its new 737 Max line of passenger jets warning that inaccurate readings in an onboard flight-monitoring system can cause the planes "to abruptly dive", Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a source with knowledge of the matter.

"If the nose is trimmed down on an aircraft, it becomes hard for the crew to hold it", said a person briefed on Boeing's bulletin, SeattleTimes reported.

Boeing issues an operational update for 737.

The Lion Air investigation comes after Indonesia's government ordered an inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in the country.

The plane was said to be leaving the terminal and taxiing around 6.30 pm on Wednesday, November 7, readying for takeoff to Jakarta, when it hit the lamp post, reported the Australian.


737 MAX passenger plane slammed into the sea on October 29, only minutes after takeoff from Jakarta en route to Bangka island near Sumatra.

(BA.N) on how pilots should handle false readings from a plane sensor that authorities say occurred on a 737 Max jet that crashed off the Indonesian coast last week.

And in this case the procedure for dealing with the problem it is what is called a "memory item" - pilot's commit them to memory.

It turns out that the AOA sensor was replaced the day before the 737 crashed and possibly worsened the other airspeed indicator problems investigators suggest.

Boeing has delivered 219 737 Max jets to customers globally, with 4,564 orders for jets yet to be delivered.

Safety investigators said the plane may have hit speeds of 600 miles per hour before hitting the water.

Certainly, Indonesian search and rescue officials had trouble locating the wreck, despite encountering a large amount of wreckage in the four days leading up to the discovery of the fuselage.

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

Body parts are still being recovered and divers continue to hunt for the cockpit voice recorder.

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