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Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control featureBoeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.



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Pilots Say Boeing Didn't Tell Them About a Safety Feature Tied to a Deadly Crash

Pilots Say Boeing Didn't Tell Them About a Safety Feature Tied to a Deadly CrashIt may have contributed to a disaster that killed 189 people



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Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to Toronto

Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to TorontoA Fly Jamaica plane has been forced into a crash landing at a Guyana airport after developing a “technical problem” en route to Toronto, leaving at least six passengers injured. In the emergency landing the aircraft overran the airstrip, crashed through a perimeter fence and came to a rest a few feet in front of a steep ditch. The airline issued a statement saying: “We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.



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Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: ministerA Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana’s capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said. The Fly Jamaica Airways plane was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport, crashing and skidding off the runway, Transportation Minister David Patterson said.



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Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injuredTen people were injured in scenes described as “chaos” as a Boeing airliner carrying 126 people, most of them Canadians, crash-landed in Guyana’s capital Georgetown on Friday, skidding to a halt just before a steep drop. The Fly Jamaica Airways plane was bound for Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport, crashing and careening off the runway, Transportation Minister David Patterson said. “Everyone was going crazy, screaming, crying for their lives, everything,” said passenger Invor Bedessee, describing how some people were injured getting off the flight.



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FAA issues emergency directive on Boeing 737 Max after Lion Air crash

FAA issues emergency directive on Boeing 737 Max after Lion Air crashWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday issued an emergency airworthiness directive on about 250 Boeing 737 Max aircraft after the U.S. aircraft manufacturer sent a bulletin to carriers in the aftermath of a deadly Lion Air flight. The FAA said the order is effective immediately and covers 45 aircraft in the United States operated by carriers including Southwest Air Co, United Airlines and American Airlines Group Inc and addresses erroneous angle of attack inputs. …



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Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crashBoeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week. “The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air flight 610 experienced erroneous input from one of its AOA (Angle of Attack) sensors,” Boeing said. Lion Air JT610 plunged into the Java Sea less than half an hour after taking off from Jakarta on a routine flight to Pangkal Pinang city.



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Indonesia orders inspection of all Boeing 737-MAX airliners in wake of Lion Air crash, as concerns raised over pitot pipe

Indonesia orders inspection of all Boeing 737-MAX airliners in wake of Lion Air crash, as concerns raised over pitot pipeAviation experts have said that a small metal tube located on the wing of commercial airplanes that measures airspeed could have been responsible for the Lion Air crash on Tuesday which killed all 189 on board.  Indonesia has now ordered the inspection of all Boeing 737-MAX airliners as rescue teams recovered more human remains and wreckage from the brand new jet that plunged into the sea. The plane had flown erratically the day before the crash and its instruments recorded inaccurate airspeed and altitude readings, according to a number of sources.   Now experts have said that a fault with a pitot pipe – which was found to have caused the Air France Flight 447 to crash into the Atlantic in 2009 – could have been to blame.  Maintaining correct airspeed is crucial. If a plane flies too slowly it can stall while if it flies too fast it can break up. In the case of the Air France flight, ice was found to have clogged one of the plane's pitot pipes. Personal items recovered the site crash of Lion Air flight JT 610 Credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images AsiaPac “The erratic flight path makes us suspect a problem with the pitot-static system,” Gerry Soejatman, an Indonesian aviation expert, told The New York Times. Experts told the newspaper that it was too early to determine the exact cause of the accident and added that it was a combination of equipment malfunctions and human error that often led to crashes. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just a few months ago, crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia's northern coast moments after it had asked to return to Jakarta on Monday. Search and rescue personnel examine recovered debris and personal items from Lion Air flight JT 610 Credit: Getty Images AsiaPac Flight JT610 sped up as it suddenly lost altitude and then vanished from radar 12 minutes after take-off, with witnesses saying the single-aisle jet plunged into the water. The accident has resurrected concerns about Indonesia's patchy air safety record which led to a now-lifted ban on its planes entering US and European airspace. On Tuesday Indonesia's transport minister ordered an inspection of all 737-MAX aircraft but he stopped short of grounding the new models. Dozens of divers were taking part in the recovery effort along with helicopters and ships. Authorities are trying to pinpoint the smashed jet's location and flight data recorders expected to be crucial to the crash investigation. There were 178 adult passengers, one child, two infants, two pilots and six cabin crew on board.



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Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina to reopen Sunday after storm-related closure

Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina to reopen Sunday after storm-related closureBoeing Co’s South Carolina plant, where it assembles 787 wide-body jetliners, was set to reopen operations on Sunday night following a lifting of evacuation orders for coastal areas threatened by deadly storm Florence, a Boeing spokesperson said on Sunday. Boeing had suspended operations at the North Charleston plant on Tuesday and flown several 787 Dreamliners from the South Carolina factory across the country to an airport near Boeing’s wide-body plant in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle.



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Boeing shuts 787 plant in South Carolina as hurricane approaches

Boeing shuts 787 plant in South Carolina as hurricane approachesIn advance of workers evacuating the facility, Boeing flew several 787 Dreamliners from the South Carolina factory across the country to an airport near Boeing’s widebody plant in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, Boeing spokeswoman Libba Holland said. Hurricane Florence grew on Tuesday and was expected to bring days of rain, deadly flooding and power outages lasting weeks after it slams into the U.S. Southeast coast this week. Winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) and massive waves will pound coastal North and South Carolina when Florence makes landfall on Friday, and its rains will take a heavy toll for miles inland, the National Hurricane Center said.



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