USA- According to Thedailybeast.com, the airplane manufacturer Boeing has issued a warning regarding the company’s 737 MAX aircraft. The planes have a possible technical glitch that could cause them to dive.
The company is now in the process of preparing a service announcement regarding the problem. The flight-monitoring systems on the aircraft can provide faulty readings. Last week, one of Boeing’s planes was involved in a crash that killed 189 people. The flight was operated by Lion Air. Air-traffic controllers lost contact with the plane’s flight crew a little while after the aircraft took off. The aircraft then took a nosedive into the Java Sea killing everyone on board.
Flight crews were advised to address issues that involve “erroneous input from an AOA sensor.”
The Lion Air jetliner crash was confusing to the investigators because they could not initially find any likely cause for the deadly accident. The Indonesian airline had just received the highest safety rating, the airplane was new and from the most up to date version of the company’s 737s, and the weather was clear.
The only indication that anything might be wrong came from an earlier report from the aircraft’s crew that stated that the plane had a technical issue, but that the problem was resolved. That report was from the flight prior to the one in which the plane crashed. These types of faults are fairly common and are often picked up by monitoring software that is acutely sensitive, and then fixed without an issue.
The crash comes after airlines had a long streak of safe flying. Last year, not a single person anywhere in the world was killed in a commercial jet flight.
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