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Lion Air B737 MAX8 PK-LQP has crashed



Posted by A320FAN on 29 October 2018 - 11:27:52
41 posts, 1286 aircraft seen at 27 airports. Local Airport: FLL

Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating flight JT610 from Jakarta to the near by Island of Pangal Pinang. Search and rescue teams are on the scene. Currently the sad status is no survivors.

PK-LQP was just delivered in August this year 2018.

Admin Posted by nighthawk on 29 October 2018 - 15:19:17
365 posts, 197 aircraft seen at 20 airports. Local Airport: CAX

This is a rather strange incident. Aircraft was a 2 month old 737 MAX8, so should have been a reliable aircraft. The same aircraft apparently had issue swith the Captains speed/altitude readings the day before, and had just been in maintenance.

Sadly Lion Air don't seem to have the best safety record, although they've been making improvements recently.

Posted by A320FAN on 13 November 2018 - 22:58:59
41 posts, 1286 aircraft seen at 27 airports. Local Airport: FLL

"This is a rather strange incident. Aircraft was a 2 month old 737 MAX8, so should have been a reliable aircraft. The same aircraft apparently had issues with the Captains speed/altitude readings the day before, and had just been in maintenance. Sadly Lion Air don't seem to have the best safety record, although they've been making improvements recently."

Lots of information regarding a previous flight with a faulty air speed sensor and erratic flight from Denpasar to Jakarta, and request to return to DPS right after takeoff. However after some time the issue was resolved, but articles did not say how it was resolved, and the flight continued to Jakarta were the aircraft overnighted. Then the issue re-immerged, and the captain tried to return to Jakarta and the plane just fell from the sky 13 minutes after takeoff.

The there is this report about Boeing allegedly withholding information regarding the 737MAX series: https://www.thedailybeast.com/boeing-withheld-information-on-737-model-from-pilots-report




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