FAA Issues Emergency Order For Boeing 737 MAX 8s & 9s

FAA Issues Emergency Order For Boeing 737 MAX 8s & 9s

FAA Issues Emergency Order For Boeing 737 MAX 8s & 9s

On Tuesday, Boeing issued a safety bulletin for airlines operating its new 737 Max airliner in the wake of the crash.

The pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 requested permission to return to the Jakarta airport shortly after takeoff, but did not turn back before the plane entered a sudden dive and plunged into the Java Sea at speeds of as much as 600 miles per hour.

An Indonesian official said both the plane and the two pilots aboard have been grounded while an investigation is underway.

The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an "emergency airworthiness directive" warning that problems with the angle-of-attack sensor, which prevents the plane from stalling and diving, could cause pilots to have problems in controlling the aircraft.

The condition can even lead to "excessive nose-down attitude, significant altitude loss, and possible impact with terrain", the official noted.

Lion Air's first two attempts to address the airspeed indicator problem didn't work, and for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane's second-to-last flight on October 28, the angle of attack sensors were replaced, Tjahjono said.

The advice from the Federal Aviation Authority would be binding on all USA carriers flying Boeing 737 Max 8 versions.

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Boeing said in a statement received at China's largest air show in Zhuhai that its bulletin to airlines underscored "existing flight crew procedures" created to address circumstances where information coming into the cockpit from the sensors was wrong.

Lion Air said in a statement: "The Boeing 737-900ER registered PK-LGY which was due to take off at 18.20 from Bengkulu, the departure was cancelled".

The black box recorder recovered from the plane showed the jet's airspeed indicator was faulty when it crashed and during three other flights, investigators said today.

A Lion Air plane has smashed into an lamp post before take-off just a week after one of the airline's jets crashed in Indonesia killing 189 people.

In advance of Boeing's brief statement, sources told Bloomberg News and The Air Current that the recommended procedures are meant to handle issues related to the potential for a stall.

The DGCA had reviewed the performance of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

An overview of the 737 MAX flight manual revision being issued by the FAA. There are now a little over 200 737 MAX jets in use. As pilots worked to correct it, it would let them-briefly interrupting the autopilot's control-but then continue attempting to pitch the airplane downward.

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