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Pilots battled malfunctions from beginning in Lion Air

Pilots battled malfunctions from beginning in Lion Air

The Lion Air pilots whose plane plunged into the Java Sea in October, killed every one of those on board as they were battling different glitches and malfunctions nearly when the destined flight started, as indicated by a trove of new information given by Indonesian investigators.

They confronted a discord of alerts that begun seconds after take-off and proceeded for the rest of the 11 minutes before the crash. As per information exhibited to a board of administrators in Jakarta on Thursday, the cautions included a so-called stick shaker- a noisy device that makes a pounding noise and vibrates the control segment to warn pilots they’re in risk of losing lift on the wings- and also instruments that enlisted different readings for the caption and first co-pilot.

The data indicated that in the final seconds, as they attempted to pull the Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 out of a dive that was being commanded by the plane’s flight computers, the pilots were pulling back on the control column with a powerful force of as much as 100 pounds of pressure. However, the data indicated that the plane was controllable- the pilots had monitored it for about 10 minutes before the last plunge- and records from the previous flight of the same jet showed another set of pilots had a similar set of failures and landed safely.

Roger Cox, a retired investigator with the US National Transportation Safety Board and a former airline pilot said, “There are so many questions its sort of hard to put in one short statement. I would be very interested in knowing why one crew was able to cope with this stick shaker and trim anomaly, and why the next crew could not. And I’d want to know why Lion Air could not or would not repair the problem.”

Lion Air Flight 610 crashed on 29th October, killing all 189 passengers plus crew on board. The jet was cutting through the air at around 500 miles (805 kilometres) per hour, or more, in its final seconds as it neared the water, as indicated by the plane’s crash-proof flight recorder.

In an announcement, Boeing conceded remark to the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee. The manufacturer has sent two updates to administrators of the Max stream since the accident, which includes reminders that there are existing emergency procedures for such circumstances. The company said, “We are confident in the safety of the 737 Max. Safety remains our top priority and is a core value for everyone at Boeing.”