Boeing 737 Max safety alert issued after Lion Air crash

An Indonesian rescue team lift a pair tires from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 off Karawang in the Java Se

An Indonesian rescue team lift a pair tires from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 off Karawang in the Java Se

Despite all their training in flying without airspeed indicators, however, pilots can become unnerved when confronted by failure of a system that they count on. "One belongs to the pilot in command and one belongs to the co-pilot".

The agency did not speculate on the role that the airspeed indicator problem played in the crash, saying they were working to determine what caused the problem and whether proper repairs were done.

The U.S. manufacturer has delivered 219 737 MAX jets to customers globally, according to Boeing's website, and it has 4,564 orders for jets that have yet to be delivered.

A spokeswoman for Boeing in Singapore declined to comment.

The bulletin is based on preliminary findings from the Lion Air disaster.

Hundreds of relatives of victims have prayed and thrown flowers into the Java Sea where a Lion Air jet plunged into the water more than a week ago, killing all 189 people on board. However, the Times noted, there has been no evidence of widespread problems with airspeed indicators in the Max 8 fleet. He did not provide further details about the problem.

On Thursday (Nov 1), the SAR team found the flight data recorder (FDR) of the aircraft, and now the search focus was on another part of the aircraft's black box, namely, the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR).

Certainly, Indonesian search and rescue officials had trouble locating the wreck, despite encountering a large amount of wreckage in the four days leading up to the discovery of the fuselage. "These are the things we are trying to find out: what was the damage and how it was fixed".

According to a technical log the Lion Air plane, which had only been in service a few months, suffered instrument problems the day before because of an "unreliable" airspeed reading.

Six black box experts from four different countries are now analyzing the flight data recorder to piece together the last moments of the 737 before it crashed. If malfunctions continue to occur on a component and routine maintenance procedures don't solve it, airlines are supposed to have a process to bring greater scrutiny to the issue, Cox said.

"Data from the black box showed that two flights before Denpasar-Jakarta also experienced the same problem", he said. Tears flowed as flowers were thrown into the water in remembrance of the 189 lives lost on board Lion Air flight JT-610. He said the drop felt like falling into "a really, really deep hole".

That included three flights that landed safely, as well as the deadly crash on October 29, when flight JT610 crashed minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia, with 189 people on board.

As a result of an investigation into the crash the jet manufacturer is said to be preparing a bulletin to be sent to operators of the 737 jets warning about faulty cockpit readings that could cause a dive. Strong underwater currents in the Java Sea off Jakarta and a muddy seabed have complicated a week-long hunt that's involved dozens of ships and hundreds of specialist personnel.

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