Indonesian Lion Aircraft should not have been in service, investigators say

9 month ago

The Lion Air jet faced struggles immediately during takeoff from Jakarta on Oct. 28 reveals the black box data.

The plane that crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 people aboard had multiple problems, centered on faulty sensors and the automatic safety system that forced the plane's nose down repeatedly despite the pilots' fight to maintain control.

That automated system pushes the nose down if it detects the nose was pointed so high allowing the plane to go into an aerodynamic stall. Other pilots who flew the plane before said they managed to adjust the plane's pitch manually by desactivating the automated system off, and that they were able to complete the flight and land safely