Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

CNN said Indonesian officials are working with Boeing and safety experts to further investigate the airspeed indicator issue.

The sensor had malfunctioned on four previous flights of the Lion Air aircraft and was replaced the day before the October 29 crash, according to Indonesian aviation officials. The agency added that it's called on other aviation organizations around the world to do the same in their territories.

That sensor, known as the "angle of attack" sensor, keeps track of the angle of the aircraft nose to help prevent the plane from stalling and diving.

The FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX after Lion Air flight JT610 crash investigators found the aircraft's angle of attack (AOA) sensors are capable of generating erroneous inputs, potentially making the aircraft hard for pilots to control.

"Lion Air apologises to all passengers for any inconvenience.it has sent a team to inspect the aircraft", the spokesman said.

Boeing shares rose less than one per cent to US$368.11 in premarket trading Wednesday in NY. The stock had climbed 24 percent this year through Tuesday.

The bulletin from Boeing will alert airlines that erroneous readings from a flight-monitoring system can cause the planes to abruptly dive, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing details of the manufacturer's plans.

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"Our pilot was simply following the guidance and instructions provided by the AMC officer", he told The Australian " All movement from the parking stand to the runway is the responsibility of the AMC.

What is puzzling analysts is the 737 was flying in clear skies in daylight, so the pilots should have been easily able to deal with the issues with airspeed and erroneous sensors.

Investigators are likely focused on how a single sensor's failure resulted in a faulty command that didn't take into account information from a second sensor, said John Cox, CEO of Safety Operating Systems.

The review came a day after a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta.

Another reason behind Boeing's plant in Zhoushan is the 25 percent tariffs China imposed on certain US-made jets, including the Boeing 737 aircraft.

Through September, Boeing has taken orders for 4,783 737 MAX aircraft with 219 delivered to customers. The Boeing bulletin says it is possible that the system will continue to put the aircraft nose down, right up to the limit, unless it is deactivated. But the urgency of a fatal accident can trigger a flurry of such notices.

Pilots can counteract this for up to 10 seconds at a time by pushing a switch on the airplane's controls.

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