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Doomed Indonesia Jet Had Damaged Airspeed Indicator On Last 4 Flights

Exhibiting similar problems, a recently delivered Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger plane crashed into the Java Sea off Jakarta, Indonesia, nearly two weeks ago with 189 people aboard.

According to Bloomberg, more than 200 737 Max jets are already in use in commercial aviation. Together, there are at least six such aircraft with the two carriers.

But Boeing said in its statement on Wednesday that it was directing airlines to "existing" flight crew procedures to address angle of attack sensor problems.

The official said if the condition is not addressed, it could cause the flight crew to have difficulty in controlling the airplane. It could lead to "excessive nose-down attitude, significant altitude loss, and possible impact with the terrain", it...

"Whenever appropriate, Boeing, as part of its usual processes, issues bulletins or makes recommendations regarding the operation of its aircraft".

Some of the families of the victims aboard Flight 610 were taken by boat to the crash site location on Tuesday to pray for their loved ones and view the recovery process in-person, Muhammad Syaugi, head of Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency said.

Airline safety experts said pilots are trained to handle a plane safely if crucial sensors fail, while backup systems are usually in place as well.




Comments from SpiceJet was awaited. Boeing has more than 4,500 orders for the airliners, which feature larger engines, more aerodynamic wings and an upgraded cockpit with larger glass displays.

It's still possible the FAA may order Boeing to redesign the equipment or software as investigators piece together details of the October 29 crash, which killed 189 people.

In a statement November 5, the Indonesian transportation-safety committee called on the U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board and Boeing "to take necessary steps to prevent similar incidents, especially on the Boeing 737 Max, which number 200 aircraft all over the world".

The bulletin and statements by Indonesian investigators 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. All 62 people on board died.

In September, the minister directed officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan, which involves assessment of safety parameters of all scheduled airlines, aerodromes, flying training schools and maintenance, fix and overhaul organisations (MROs).

The watchdog had also sought details about the plane crash from Boeing and FAA.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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