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Offline Angry Turnip

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Lion Air B737 crash
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:56:02 AM »
A Lion Air Boeing 737MAX aircraft,with 189 people on board has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

More here from BBC News website...https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46014463

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/jt610#1e5ff318
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 05:35:52 PM by Angry Turnip »

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Re: Lion Air B737 crash
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 06:51:40 PM »
This was a brand new aircraft (only delivered this year) so I'd imagine a lot of people are going to want to know what happened, and quickly.
Don't know about anyone else but I found it really annoying that they mention an 'unspecified technical issue' with the aircraft prior to take-off, and then go on to say it was resolved.
If you don't know what the issue was, how can you claim it was fixed?
For that matter why mention it at all if it had no bearing on the crash?  >:(
This is the kind of useless statement that kicks-off wild and unhelpful theories and complicates the task for the investigators.
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Re: Lion Air B737 crash
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 07:15:42 PM »
There was a report earlier I saw in which it was mentioned that on a previous flight a problem had been reported with the aircraft,refered to as an "Unreliable instrument"
As mentioned in Merlin`s post,it didn`t say what the problem was,or the what the  "unreliable instrument" was,I am guessing a pitot tube sensor,but that`s just my tuppence worth.It could be any amount of things.

It said in the report that this problem had been rectified in line with guidance obtained directly from the manufacturer.
The climb-out track on FR24 is rather odd as the aircraft seems to struggle to climb,and falls away before resuming a climb to approx. 5,000ft.
Bearing in mind FR24 is not the most accurate,and gives only a rough idea of what`s happening.
It`s a dreadful tragedy,and hopefully the cause can be established soon.

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Re: Lion Air B737 crash
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 01:21:58 PM »
Various photos of the log are doing the rounds on Twitter. One has the defect mentioned but no resolution. Another has a detailed resolution. The conspiracy theorists are in overdrive

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Re: Lion Air B737 crash
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 08:26:44 PM »
Two more lion Air 737-MAX aircraft have had faults found on them

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/crash-aircraft-investigation--2617701577.html
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 08:27:20 PM by jasT1981 »