Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

You may have heard that a Lion Air flight crashed off the coast of Indonesia last week, killing some 189 people. Investigators have been working to ascertain the cause of the crash. The aircraft was a Boeing 737 Max, the latest iteration of one of the company’s most popular and widely used jets. Boeing today issued a safety warning to pilots that inaccurate readings from an onboard flight monitoring system can cause this particular plane to “abruptly dive.” Boeing mentions in its safety message to pilots that investigators have found that one of the angle of attack sensors on the plane had provided incorrect readings. It’s a calculation of the angle at which the wind is passing over the airplane’s wings. Pilots can lose control of an aircraft if there’s an angle of attack error and it can often be impossible to regain control.The systems rely on data from the sensors to ascertain if the plane’s nose is too high relative to the current of air because that can lead to

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Phys.org

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Following the October 29th Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia which killed all aboard, Boeing has issued a safety warning for erroneous readings on the sensors of its 737 Max aircraft. ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from The Verge

Boeing Issues Warning Over 737 Max Sensors After Recent Crash

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The company has warned pilots about what to do if the plane’s sensors give an erroneous reading. Boeing has issued a new warning to all pilots flying its 737 MAX aircraft, the model of ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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