Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

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

The AD requires flight crew to comply with a runaway stabiliser procedure in the Boeing operating procedures manual.

"The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air flight 610 experienced erroneous input from one of its AOA (angle of attack) sensors", Boeing said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.

Currently, Jet Airways and SpiceJet fly Boeing 737 MAX planes in India.

"We are issuing this [airworthiness directive] because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design", the FAA wrote.

This comes in the wake of a new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashing into the sea not long after leaving Jakarta, Indonesia, and killing all 189 passengers on board.

The aviation regulator DGCA has told Jet Airways and SpiceJet to check all their Boeing 737 Max aircraft for an issue that could lead to "significant altitude loss", a week after a brand new plane of the same model plunged into the sea minutes after take-off in Indonesia.

Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said it had agreed with Boeing on procedures that the airplane manufacturer should distribute globally on how flight crews can deal with "angle of attack" sensor problems.

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. The plane went into a sudden dive minutes after takeoff, from which the pilots were able to recover. They made a decision to fly on to Jakarta at a lower-than-normal altitude.

A problem would occur if the AOA sensor input is erroneous.

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The planemaker said local aviation officials believed pilots may have been given wrong information by the plane's automated systems before the fatal crash.

Neither carrier said they had received any reports from pilots of issues with the sensor, which calculates the "angle of attack", a measurement of the angle of the plane's wing and airflow needed to maintain lift.

"They should have been completely engaged in what was going on inside that cockpit, and any kind of warning that came up, they would have been wise to pay attention to it", Curtis said.

"We don't know yet where the problem lies, what fix has been done, what their reference books are, what components have been removed", said Nurcahyo Utomo, the KNKT sub-committee head for air accidents.

"On November 6, 2018, Boeing 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 company's statement said.

Divers have recovered one of the two "black boxes" - the flight data recorder - but are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder, in the hope that it will shed more light on the cause of the disaster.

Indonesian officials said on Wednesday they would extend the search by three days.

Lion Air is one of Indonesia's youngest and largest airlines, flying to dozens of destinations at home and internationally.

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