Boeing warns pilots about ‘angle of attack’ sensors after 737 MAX crash

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By Reuters

Boeing has issued a safety message to pilots on how to handle erroneous data from a key sensor on its 737 MAX aircraft in the wake of last week’s deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia.

The Chicago-based manufacturer said investigators probing the crash of Flight JT610, in which all 189 on board were killed, had found that one of the “angle of attack” sensors on the brand new plane had provided incorrect readings.

Experts say the angle of attack is a crucial parameter that helps the aircraft’s systems understand whether its nose is too high relative to the current of air — a phenomenon that can throw the plane into an aerodynamic stall.

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