Pilots struggled with flight systems in Indonesia crash

Pilots struggled with flight systems in Indonesia crash

"The pilots fought continuously until the end of the flight", said Captain Nurcahyo Utomo, chief of the air accident subcommittee of the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee, which is leading the investigation.

The agency recommended that Lion Air improve its safety culture to ensure that a pilot can make proper decisions to continue a flight.

KNKT investigator Nurcahyo Utomo on Wednesday said the safety committee had not yet determined if the system was a contributing factor.

KNKT has not yet said what caused the crash and the recommendations are an indication of areas of focus, but not necessarily the ultimate cause.

But pilots have complained that Boeing did not warn them that, in case of a nose being forced down improperly, the MCAS requires a different response from pilots than the system used on older plane models.

The pilots were quickly locked in a deadly game of tug of war with a brand new Boeing 737 Max 8.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas called the report "very comprehensive" and said that he could not understand why Lion Air had deemed the plane suitable for service.

Parts of an engine of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 are recovered from the sea during search operations in the Java Sea.

Pilots who flew the plane the day before the crash told investigators that the system failed.

Apart from the stick shaker, the pilot of the Denpasar flight noted several other warning signs that appeared on the flight display, including one concerning the difference in the indicated airspeed.

But if the sensors were not sending the correct data to the MCAS system, the software likely calculated that the aircraft was approaching stall conditions while it was well within normal flight conditions during takeoff, pushing the aircraft into a dive.

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They also asked Lion Air to update its operational manuals in order to improve the airline's "safety culture". Its new automated system pushes the nose down if a sensor detects that the nose is pointed so high the plane could go into an aerodynamic stall.

Black box data released by Indonesian investigators showed that the pilots were pulling back on the control column, attempting to raise the plane's nose, with nearly 100 pounds of pressure before they crashed.

Investigators are expected to restrict their report to factual details from the jet's flight data recorder, which contains 69 hours of information from its last 19 flights.

"The flight from Denpasar to Jakarta experienced stick shaker activation during the takeoff rotation and remained active throughout the flight".

The flight, a Lion Air Boeing 737 jet, crashed while travelling between Bali and the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

However, they managed to land the plane safely after requesting an uninterrupted descent, and the problems were logged.

Boeing's statement did not make any reference to a revised anti-stall system introduced on the 737 MAX which USA pilots and Indonesian investigators say was missing from the operating manual.

The search for the cockpit voice recorder is proving hard after investigators said last week its "ping" signal was no longer being detected.

The plane's angle-of-attack sensor - that measures the angle between the wings and the flow of air - encountered problems and was replaced the day before the crash.

The MAX aircraft that crashed is the latest version of Boeing's popular 737 jetliner.

The flights of Indonesia's airlines to US destinations were banned in the decade before 2016 because their safety record was considered abysmal by USA standards.

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