- Title: Lion Air's downed Boeing 737 MAX flight set for crash report briefing
- Date: 21st October 2019
- Summary: Relatives of the victims hold a memorial at the site where their loved ones perished. Tearful family members offered prayers and scattered petals over board into the waters where Indonesian authorities are still searching for bodies and a second black box recorder -- an effort that has involved 151 divers, five helicopters, 61 ships, ranging from fishing boats to ships with advanced sonar scanners, as well as underwater drones. AT SEA (FILE - NOVEMBER 6, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RELATIVE OF LION AIR JET CRASH VICTIM SCATTERING PETALS OFF SIDE OF SHIP INTO SEA VARIOUS RELATIVES STANDING ON WARSHIP DECK CRYING Indonesia's transport safety committee (KNKT) recommended that Lion Air improve its safety culture focused on airline maintenance and training after flight JT610 crash. The budget airline should ensure that a pilot can make proper decisions to continue a flight, KNKT said in a statement ahead of the release of its first report since the October 29 crash. KNKT's investigators also acknowledged that the plane was not airworthy on a flight the day before it crashed. JAKARTA, INDONESIA (FILE - NOVEMBER 28, 2018) (REUTERS) INDONESIA' DEPUTY CHIEF OF NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SECURITY COMMITTEE (KNKT) HARYO SATMIKO, KNKT SUB-COMMITTEE HEAD OF AIR ACCIDENTS NURCAHYO UTOMO, KNKT'S AIR CRASH INVESTIGATOR ONY SURYO WIBOWO SEATED NEWS CONFERENCE BANNER (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) KNKT SUB-COMMITTEE HEAD OF AIR ACCIDENTS NURCAHYO UTOMO, SAYING: "The NTSC has issued two safety recommendations in this preliminary report to Lion Air. The first is that Lion Air will implement the operation manual which we would hope would fix the safety culture. The pilot can take action on whether to continue a flight. This is in regard to the Denpasar-Jakarta flight where the pilot decided to continue the flight to Jakarta." Indonesian authorities discovered the cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air flight JT 610. JAKARTA, INDONESIA (FILE - JANUARY 14, 2019) (REUTERS) INDONESIAN NAVY PUTTING TRANSPARENT BOX CONTAINING COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER (CVR) ON NEWS CONFERENCE TABLE BOX ON DESK / OFFICIAL STANDING AROUND VARIOUS OF CVR IN BOX Months after the Lion Air crash, a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed just minutes after takeoff from the country's capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board. The second air crash prompted airlines worldwide to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Indonesia's Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation Directorate inspected all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes focusing on the Angle of Attack (AOA) system of the aircraft which was suspected to be one of the causes of Lion Air's JT 610 crash. JAKARTA, INDONESIA (FILE - MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BOEING 737-MAX 8 ON TARMAC SIGN READING: "737 MAX 8" VARIOUS OF LION AIR'S ENGINEER INSPECTING THE ANGLE OF ATTACK VARIOUS OF ENGINEER INSPECTING ANGLE OF ATTACK CENSOR VARIOUS AIRCRAFT BEING INSPECTED
- Embargoed: 4th November 2019 11:39
- Keywords: Lion Air JT610 flight air crash accident Boeing 737 MAX
- Location: JAKARTA , KARAWANG, INDONESIA / INTERNET / AT SEA / IN AIR
- City: JAKARTA , KARAWANG, INDONESIA / INTERNET / AT SEA / IN AIR
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Air Accidents,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA005B21GE2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday (October 23), according to a spokesman for the country's air accident investigator, nearly one year after the deadly accident.
A Lion Air 737 MAX jet crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta on October 29, 2018, killing all 189 people on board.
The families of victims of the first crash will be briefed before the report on the loss of Lion Air flight 610 is made public according to the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT).
A preliminary report into the Lion Air accident released last November focused on airline maintenance and training and the response of a Boeing anti-stall system to a recently replaced sensor but did not give a cause for the crash.
Boeing last month settled the first claims stemming from the Lion Air crash, a U.S. plaintiffs' lawyer said. Three other sources told Reuters that families of those killed will receive at least $1.2 million each.
U.S. planemaker Boeing is under growing pressure to explain what it knew about 737 MAX problems before the aircraft entered service. The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide following a second deadly crash in Ethiopia in March 2019.
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