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737 Max Sensor Faulted in Lion Air Crash

Indonesia completes investigation

(Newser) - Faulty information from a single external sensor forced down the nose of Lion Air Flight 610. So conclude Indonesian investigators a year on from the crash that killed 189 people and raised safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max. The jet's new flight-control system was vulnerable to errors—that... More »

Pilots Weren't Told How to Fix 737 Max System's Problems

Indonesia releases details on Lion Air investigation

(Newser) - An Indonesian investigation found that a combination of design flaws, inadequate training, and maintenance lapses doomed a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed a year ago, killing 189 people, per the AP . A summary of the final accident report released Friday said Lion Air flight 610 from Indonesia's... More »

Report on Ethiopia Crash Will Be Bad News for Boeing: WSJ

Investigators reportedly believe anti-stall system was triggered

(Newser) - Expected within days, the preliminary report on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 will give "the strongest indication yet" that the Boeing 737 MAX's stall-prevention system was to blame , as suspected with the earlier Lion Air crash in Indonesia. That's according to the Wall Street Journal... More »

737 Max Pilots Have 40 Seconds to Fix Problem

Simulations find automated system quickly can't be overridden

(Newser) - Flight simulations have found that Boeing 737 Max pilots would have less than a minute to disengage an automated system and manually prevent a nosedive caused by a failed sensor—the scenario that is suspected in two recent airliner crashes . The sensor failure causes software designed to prevent a stall... More »

In Final Moments, Silence From Lion Air Captain

Off-duty pilot rectified identical issue a day before

(Newser) - New insights into the October crash of Lion Air Flight JT610 have arrived via two grabby headlines, shedding further doubts on the Boeing 737 MAX's flight-control system.
  • Reuters cites three people with knowledge of the contents of the cockpit voice recorder , describing the first officer searching for a solution
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Divers Find Bodies, Cockpit Recorder Under Seabed Mud

Device may provide clues in Lion Air crash

(Newser) - Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remains of some of the 189 people who... More »

Lion Air Black Box Shows 'Fatal Tug-of-War'

Pilots struggled mightily to regain control of plane

(Newser) - Black box data from the doomed Lion Air flight that crashed in Indonesia last month, killing all 189 on board, shows the pilots struggled mightily to regain control of the Boeing 737, the New York Times reports. From almost the moment it took off, "the pilots fought continuously until... More »

After Fiance Goes Down With Plane, a Poignant Photo Shoot

Intan Syari dressed in her wedding dress

(Newser) - An Indonesian woman who was engaged to a man who died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea has worn her wedding dress on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, medical doctor Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were... More »

Pilots Say Boeing Failed to Disclose New Jet Feature

Faulty sensor may have contributed to Lion Air crash

(Newser) - Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia , according to pilots who fly the jet in the US. Pilots say they were not trained in... More »

Lion Air Data Recorder Recovered From Sea

It could provide crucial info on cause of crash

(Newser) - Divers on Thursday recovered a flight data recorder from the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas earlier this week , killing all 189 people on board. One TV station showed footage of two... More »

Likely Seabed Position of Lion Air Jet Found

Experts have a grim task ahead

(Newser) - A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia's military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area. The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea... More »

'Small Metal Tube' Possibly to Blame for Lion Air Crash

But officials won't know for sure until black boxes are recovered

(Newser) - Officials warn that the cause of Monday's Lion Air crash in Indonesia won't be determined until the plane's black boxes are recovered, but some clues point to a possible problem with what the New York Times refers to as "a small metal tube." Satellite data... More »

'You Could Feel the Explosion': Latest on Indonesia Crash

The jet that went down was brand-new

(Newser) - One of the biggest questions in the wake of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia that may have killed all 181 passengers and eight crew members is why a brand-new plane would crash. The type of plane used in Flight JT 610, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, has only been... More »

No Survivors Found After Indonesia Plane Crash

189 were aboard Lion Air's brand new plane when it went down in the sea

(Newser) - A Lion Air passenger jet crashed into the sea after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday—and no survivors from the 189 people on board have been found. The airline says the Boeing 737 Max 8, a brand new aircraft, was carrying 181 passengers, including two infants, and eight... More »

10 Injured After Passenger Falsely Claims to Have Bomb

Passengers ended up standing on the wing

(Newser) - Police say 10 passengers on an Indonesian flight preparing to take off from Borneo were injured, mostly with broken bones and head wounds, after a man falsely said there was a bomb on board. Police spokesman Nanang Purnomo says other passengers overheard the 26-year-old man, Frantinus Nirigi, telling a flight... More »

Plane Crashes Into ... Cow

All humans OK after airliner skids off runway

(Newser) - No black box data needed for this plane accident: Blame the cow. An Indonesian passenger jet with more than 100 people aboard skidded off the runway after hitting a cow upon landing, reports the Guardian . Luckily, all the humans were fine. The cow didn't make it, however, reports the... More »

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