Boe­ing alert on jet model

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

THE same model of plane that crashed in In­done­sia, killing 189 peo­ple on board, flies in and out of Cairns reg­u­larly.

SilkAir, a sub­sidiary of Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, flies out of Cairns at least three times a week to Sin­ga­pore and uses the same Boe­ing 737 MAX 8 air­craft as Lion Air.

Boe­ing has warned pi­lots that in­cor­rect read­ings from a flight-mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem on the 737 MAX 8 mod­els can “cause the planes to abruptly dive”.

But a SilkAir spokesman said the com­pany would con­tinue to fly 737 MAX 8s.

“SilkAir is in full com­pli­ance with the Flight Crew Oper­a­tions Man­ual Bul­letin is­sued by Boe­ing,” he said.

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