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Faulty 737 MAX sensor in Lion Air crash tied to US repairer


A inaccurate sensor on a Lion Air 737 MAX that is been connected to the jetliner's deadly crash remaining October and a harrowing trip the day gone by was repaired in a US airplane upkeep facility ahead of the tragedy, according to investigative documents.

Accident investigators in Indonesia, house of Lion Air, and america, where Boeing Co., the aircraft's manufacturer, is primarily based, had been analyzing the work that a Florida repair shop up to now performed at the so-called angle-of-attack sensor, according to briefing documents prepared for Indonesia's parliament.


Erroneous indicators from that sensor induced the repeated nose-down actions at the October 29 flight that pilots struggled with till the jet plunged into the Java Sea, killing all 189 folks aboard, according to a initial twist of fate report through Indonesian investigators.


The Lion Air crash and a equivalent one about five months later involving an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX in combination caused the grounding of Boeing's best-selling jet March 13 and touched off a world rebel towards U.S. aviation regulators. Investigators have focused at the sensor's function in the two screw ups.


Documents bought through Bloomberg display the repair station XTRA Aerospace Inc. in Miramar had worked at the sensor. It was later installed at the Lion Air aircraft on October 28 in Bali, after pilots had reported problems with instruments exhibiting velocity and altitude. XTRA Aerospace is qualified through US's FAA to perform maintenance on Boeing and Airbus SE models, according to its website.




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