- Indonesian investigators have tied the Lion Air plane crashing into a Florida repair shop in October, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
- The plant owned by XTRA Aerospace carried out maintenance of Boeing 737 Max before the fatality, prepared documents for the country's parliamentary show.
- The report does not link the workshop with the Ethiopian Airlines jet, the second such plan to go down.
The first of two Boeing 737 Max aircraft to crash since October has been linked to a Florida maintenance store according to study papers obtained by Bloomberg.
Investigators in Indonesia, where Lion Air Flight JT61
The angle of the attack sensor is under control in both the Lion Air survey and the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 five months later. In line with the Augmentation System or MCAS maneuvering properties, the sensors are at the center of the investigations in the two similar crashes. Originally designed to push the planet's nose down if the AOA sensor detected a potential aerodynamic stall, MCAS's suspicion has been mistakenly activated in both collisions.
Bloomberg's report does not say whether the Florida store was working on the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed in March.
This week, Boeing said it expects a software solution for the grounded aircraft, one of its best selling all the time, to come in a few weeks.
Also, on Wednesday, unnamed sources familiar with the study, The Wall Street Journal, showed that the pilots on the convicted flight originally responded to the plane pushing into the nose by turning off the automated anti-stall system believed to be to have been behind the accident. When it didn't work, the journal reported the pilots left the system back and tried other steps to steer the plane.
Pilots turned a manual wheel that controls the parts of the aircraft's tail that the MCAS system controls, sources told the WSJ, but they then turned on the electronic power again. They then used electrical contacts to try to raise the planet's nose, but it also activated MCAS and continued to push the planet's nose down.
This information is based on the black box flight recorders from the flight, the sources say.
In the United States, Boeing faces several investigations from the public authorities, including the Senate for Trade, Science and Transport, which said on Tuesday that several whistleblowers from the Federal Aviation Administration had argued that new aircraft security inspectors lacked proper training.
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