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Author Topic: Preliminary report confirms crashed Lion Air MAX was not airworthy  (Read 248 times)

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I think this might be of interest,full report is not out as yet,but this early report is worrying.

http://atwonline.com/safety/preliminary-report-confirms-crashed-lion-air-max-was-not-airworthy?NL=ATW-04&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&elqTrack=true
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Re: Preliminary report confirms crashed Lion Air MAX was not airworthy
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 08:56:58 PM »
The following is a very detailed report by Dhierin Beihai, which highlights some very interesting, indeed worrying, facts about the 737Max design.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4224394
It appears that the Max was more unstable than the 737NG, and Boeing installed an automatic MCAS stability control system about which they never informed anyone. This system did not turn off when the autopilot was disengaged. It could only be overridden by turning off the automatic stabilizers, It appears that false sensor information may have caused the MCAS to crash the aircraft.

Read the article and make your own opinion.