Boeing to Issue Alert Its Planes Can Abruptly Dive During Flight

08 November, 2018, 15:35 | Author: Wade Massey
  • The sister of Hizkia Jorry Saroinsong a passenger on the Lion Air flight carries her brother's portrait during his funeral in Jakarta

"There are some things that we ask for explanation and some that we ask to be removed, and there has been an agreement between the NTSC and Boeing to release a new procedure to all Boeing 737 MAX users in the world", he said.

The new details - gleaned from the flight data recorder - came after the government said it was launching a "special audit" of Lion Air's operations. With its nose pitched down, the aircraft probably dived into the sea at high speed.

Based on the preliminary data recovered from the wreckage of PK-LQP (msn 43000), the DJPU said that the aircraft's airspeed indicator malfunctioned during four flights prior to the doomed flight JT610 from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta to Pangkalpinang.

US aviation regulators said they are drafting an order requiring that airlines follow Boeing's instructions. "I can't even recall the number of accidents I've worked where the accident happened the first flight after maintenance".

At the same time it will alert the pilot about the minimum speed to warn that the plane may be near staling - this causes the pilot's control column to shake as a warning - but will be contradicted by the speed indicators on the flight deck.

Following the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last week, Boeing has issued a warning to airlines operating its new 737 MAX about what to do in the event of an "angle-of-attack" sensor failure and avoid a risky nose-dive.

Pilots are trained to disengage the angle-of-attack sensors from the plane's computers when they get false readings.

Women Help Lead Democrats to US House Majority
Also in the House, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. The win was momentous for a number of reasons, not just that Democrats can now challenge Trump and the Republican party agenda.


Mass shooting at California country and western bar
One witness saw the suspect tossing smoke bombs in front of the restaurant before watching a security guard get shot. Officers later reported a man matching the suspect's description on the ground at the scene outside a window.


Football Liverpool lose their mojo
And it has ultimately left Liverpool with real work to do in their final games away to PSG and at home to Napoli. Red Star are expected to be without Vujadin Savic due to injury but Marko Marin is set to return to the squad.


The newspaper said the findings suggest investigators could be looking at a software problem or a mistaken interpretation by flight crew as having played key roles in the Lion Air crash.

What is puzzling analysts is the 737 was flying in clear skies in daylight, so the pilots should have been easily able to deal with the issues with airspeed and erroneous sensors.

Moments earlier, the pilots radioed a request to return to Jakarta to land, but never turned back toward the airport, according to Indonesia's safety commission and flight-tracking data.

"The pilots had a battle on their hands for a few minutes", she said. "The nose is turning itself down and they are having to fight it. They were fighting something".

In Jakarta, investigators showed reporters the AOA sensor that was removed from the aircraft. The small black cylinder contains a sensor that controls the angle between the wing and the air it is moving through.

Signs appear to point to an instrument failure in the brand-new Boeing 737 Max, specifically the angle-of-attack sensor, which is critical to determining the amount of lift generated by the wings. The agency says it is working with Boeing and the accident investigators and "will take further appropriate actions depending on the results of the investigation".

Officials have now said that the incident will be thoroughly investigated.

Recommended:



Popular

More protection: United Nations says Earth's ozone layer is healing
At its worst in the late 1990s, about 10% of the upper ozone layer was depleted, Mr Newman said. Mr Newman added: "I don't think we can do a victory lap until 2060, ' he said".

Prince Charles, his wife, Camilla, meet Buhari
Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 will be shown in the United Kingdom on BBC One on Thursday, November 8th 2018 at 9 pm. Prince Charles also has a few added concerns of his own.

VW Tarok Concept Breaks Cover, Previews Global Compact Pickup
Volkswagen says that the Tarok-based production truck will base with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel TDI with the same horsepower. The series version of the Tarok Concept will soon be launched on the Brazilian market, with barely any changes.

Woman Who Lived in Kenyan Refugee Camp Wins USA Elections
Born in Detroit to Palestinian-American parents, Tlaib served in Michigan's state legislature from 2008 to 2014. Democratic Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress.

'Breaking Bad' Getting a Movie From Series Creator Vince Gilligan
Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly he'd love to see a reunion of the characters Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Paul). Breaking Bad follows the journey of Walter White , a timid chemistry teacher's transformation into drug kingpin Heisenberg.

Virgin Australia's salute and priority boarding for veterans criticised
Mackay Veterans Support Group secretary Adam West said it appeared the announcement was a token merely "driven by politics". The Australian War Memorial in Canberra will get a $500 million facelift.

Republicans Win Enough Red States To Expand Senate Control
Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House or the Senate. The septuagenarian also would exert influence over writing laws on guns, immigration policy and voting rights.

Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal
It actually petitioned the Supreme Court to erase history and wipe out an earlier court decision upholding open internet policies. This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices' private conference on Friday.

43 runs in one over … conceded by a South African!
Now, video footage has emerged of the over after Northern Districts posted a highlights reel of the over on Twitter . Brett Hampton missed his maiden List A century by just five runs, while Joe Carter went on to complete his ton.

Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest
He said: "If it were a spacecraft, this tumbling would make it impossible to keep any instruments pointed at the Earth". In December 2017 it was announced the astronomers were going to scan Oumuamua for signs of alien life.