Advice issued over crashed Indonesia jet
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.