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Boeing Issues Warning About 737 Max Jet in Response to Lion Air Crash

November 7, 2018 by Alan Levin, Julie Johnsson and Harry Suhartono

Boeing Co. is advising airlines on procedures to deal with false readings from an plane sensor that authorities say malfunctioned on a 737 Max jet that crashed off the Indonesian coast over a week ago.

The operations-manual bulletin was issued Tuesday, Boeing said in a statement posted to Twitter, and tells crew to use existing guidelines when dealing with erroneous inputs from the so-called angle of attack sensor. That sensor is intended to maintain air flow over a plane’s wings but if it malfunctions can lead to an aerodynamic stall — which can cause aircraft to abruptly dive.

Bloomberg News earlier reported that Boeing was said to be preparing to issue an alert to operators of the 737 Max jet in response to the investigation into…

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