Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced | Bangkok Post: news - News Summed Up

Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced | Bangkok Post: news


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. (AP photo)JAKARTA: A crucial sensor that's the subject of a Boeing Co safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said Wednesday. Boeing said its bulletin, sent to airlines on Tuesday, reiterates guidelines on how pilots should respond to erroneous data from an "angle of attack'' sensor following the Oct 29 crash that killed 189 people. The sensor keeps track of the angle of the aircraft nose relative to oncoming air to prevent the plane from stalling and diving. But Boeing said in its statement Wednesday that it was directing airlines to "existing'' flight crew procedures to address angle of attack sensor problems.


Source: Bangkok Post November 07, 2018 12:45 UTC



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