Lion Air plane rips wing in another incident after fatal crash

Crashed Lion Air jet flew four times with damaged airspeed gauge

Lion Air plane rips wing in another incident after fatal crash

The ministry also ordered an inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 - the model which crashed into the sea - planes in the country. Just a few days ago, families went on a boat to pray for their loved ones at the crash scene in the middle of the Java Sea.

On November 6, Boeing said it had 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 (FAA) on Wednesday also issued an emergency airworthiness directive on about 250 Boeing 737 Max aircraft after Boeing issued a bulletin to customers of the 737 Max in the aftermath of the Lion Air tragedy.

The agency said the order was effective immediately and applies to almost 250 aircraft worldwide, including 45 in the United States operated by carriers including Southwest Airlines Co, United Airlines, and American Airlines Group Inc.

The Lion Air crash is the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since 1997, when 234 people died on a Garuda flight near Medan.

"The aircraft took off at 22.48 West Indonesia Time from Bengkulu and landed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 23:50".

One of the puzzling things about the accident is that the plane was flying in clear skies during daylight, so pilots should have been able to handle the issues they faced with airspeed and erroneous sensors, Cox said. The information can be critical in preventing the plane from stalling.

While modern jetliners primarily operate on autopilot, the computerized system can disengage when airspeed indicators malfunction, forcing pilots to manually fly the aircraft.

On October 30, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said the DGCA had been asked to look at engines and other issues related to airlines following the plane crash in Indonesia.

The Lion Air crash was the first involving the type of plane, which airlines introduced into service a year ago.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 had its first flight in January 2016.

The investigation continues to search for remains and to find the important cockpit voice recorder.

"A "ping" has been detected from the second black box but the signal was very weak, possibly because it was encased in mud", said Nurcahyo Utomo, an air accident official at the transportation safety committee (KNKT).

In a detailed post online, Indonesian TV presenter Conchita Caroline said boarding of Sunday's flight was delayed by more than an hour and when the plane was being towed, a technical problem forced it to return to its parking space.

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