Crashed Indonesian plane had been problems with speedometer

In addition to the black box were also already covered more parts of the landing gear found

The Indonesian passenger jet last week in the sea crashed with 189 people on board, had on his last of four flights, problems with the speedometer. That report researchers Monday on the basis of analyses of the black box.

The Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed on October 29, in the bottom of the sea, thirteen minutes after the ascended was in the international airport of Jakarta. All 189 people on board perished.

“The aircraft had problems on four consecutive flights,” said Nurcahyo Utomo, an investigator of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT), Monday at a press conference. “We are trying to determine whether the indicator, the measuring instrument or system was defective and whether there is a component was removed or replaced.’

Passengers had earlier testified that the penultimate flight of the crashed aircraft ‘on a ride in a rollercoaster’ seemed. Also Lion Air itself now confirms that the plane is “unreliable” information gave about the height and speed of that previous flight, on 28 October from Bali to Jakarta. However, according to technical director Edward Sirait were that night all the problems are solved.

Next of kin informed

According to the president of KNKT, Soerjanto Tjahjono, there was no problem with the engine, since the aircraft is at high speed in the water came out of it.

The researchers and police explained on Monday, the relatives of the victims in the developments of the research. Some of them made use of the occasion to the airline company questioning the safety and the way how they the disaster have been addressed.

Soerjanto let us know that the KNKT within a month a preliminary report on the accident will release. He said that the researchers 69 hours of data from the data recorder of the flight have been able to recover and hope that the voice recordings of the cockpit will be found. “That data is crucial to determine the cause of the accident to determine”, sounds the yet.

Bad service

The Indonesian authorities have also announced a ‘special audit’ of the airline. That left the minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi know. Lion Air is often criticized for its frequent delays, poor service and security incidents.

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