Boe­ing plane crashed af­ter key sen­sor re­placed

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

IN­DONE­SIA - A cru­cial sen­sor was re­placed on a Lion Air jet the day be­fore it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sen­sor re­place­ment may have ex­ac­er­bated other prob­lems with the plane, In­done­sian in­ves­ti­ga­tors said yes­ter­day.

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.

Ear­lier this week, In­done­sian of­fi­cials hinted that air­speed in­di­ca­tors played a role in the deadly Oc­to­ber 29 crash that killed all 189 peo­ple on board.

The jet's air­speed in­di­ca­tor mal­func­tioned on its last four flights, and that prob­lem was re­lated to the sen­sor is­sue, said So­er­janto Tjahjono, Chair­per­son of In­done­sia's Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Com­mit­tee, yes­ter­dau

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