Boeing 737 MAX Has Faulty Sensors According to Report


November 16, 2018

USA- The hilltopmonitor.com writes that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing have issued advisories following the crash of a 737 MAX plane in Indonesia in October.*

There is a possibility that a sensor on the plane is defective. However, there are typically backup systems for the component, which is a critical piece of equipment. Additionally, pilots are meant to be able to handle the plane manually if the sensor fails.  

Boeing stated that the sensor mighthave provided faulty data on the Lion Air flight and contributed to the aircraft crashing not long after it had taken off. 

The flight was the second aircraft that recently was found to have major technical issues. The issue has led to a concern that the company may have overlooked certain issues because of their struggle to meet the growingdemand for their planes. 

Indonesia is auditing Lion air and checking other airline carriers following the deadly crash. The investigation revealed that the flight before the plane crashed experienced a problem with the sensors. The right and left sensors were showing results that were 20 degrees off from one another. The sensors also were not properly reading the airspeed of the plane. 

When the plane struck the water, the speed was reaching 600 miles per hour, which is uncharacteristicallyhigh. The company is giving instructions to pilots for how to handle issues of the plane gives faulty readings. 

The Lion Air crash took place not long after the airline had received the highest possible safety rating. The crash was puzzling as the plane was relatively new and in good condition. In 2017, not one person was killed in a commercial aviation accident. 

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Sources:

http://hilltopmonitor.com/2018/11/airlines-that-fly-the-boeing-737-max/

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