Boeing is sued in Illinois court by relatives of a victim in the recent crash which killed 189 people.
The “unsafe design” of the 737 Max 8 aircraft was incriminated. In fact, it’s about s a change from prior Boeing 737 designs that the company failed to communicate to pilots worldwide. On Wednesday, a top Lion Air official joined a US pilots' group in alleging the company failed to warn pilots about the potential hazards of the new safety feature implicated in the crash.
A Lion Air flight
Lion Air's operational director Zwingli Silalahi said the manual did not tell pilots that in certain situation the plane's stall-prevention system could automatically trigger a response, such as lowering the airplane's nose, to prevent or exit a stall. ”That's why we don't have the special training for that specific situation," Zwingli said. Investigators believe the MAX 8 plane which crashed in October 29 may have experienced problems with several sensors. "We didn't receive any information from Boeing or from regulator about that additional training for our pilots," Zwingli said. "We are confident in the safety of the 737 MAX. Safety remains our top priority and is a core value for everyone at Boeing," a spokesperson of Boeing said. On Tuesday, the APA said there were no immediate safety concerns about the MAX 8 planes. Fact is Lion Air Flight 610 crashed shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.