Ad­vice is­sued over crashed In­done­sia jet

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

BOE­ING is­sued a spe­cial bul­letin on Wed­nes­day ad­dress­ing a sen­sor prob­lem flagged by In­done­sian safety of­fi­cials in­ves­ti­gat­ing the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 peo­ple last week.

The plane maker said lo­cal avi­a­tion of­fi­cials be­lieved pi­lots might have been given wrong in­for­ma­tion by the plane’s au­to­mated sys­tems be­fore the fa­tal crash.

“The In­done­sian Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Com­mit­tee has in­di­cated that Lion Air flight 610 ex­pe­ri­enced er­ro­neous in­put from one of its AOA [An­gle of At­tack] sen­sors,“Boe­ing said.

“Boe­ing is­sued an Oper­a­tions Man­ual Bul­letin [OMB] di­rect­ing op­er­a­tors to ex­ist­ing flight crew pro­ce­dures to ad­dress cir­cum­stances where there is er­ro­neous in­put from an AOA sen­sor.“

The US Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion is­sued an or­der to do­mes­tic car­ri­ers to fol­low the new in­struc­tions on deal­ing with the er­ro­neous sen­sor alert in 737-8 and -9 air­planes.

This af­fects nearly 250 air­craft flown by US air­lines like South­west and United, the FAA said.

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