JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The United States (US) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) refused to stop the operating of Boeing 737 MAX 8 followed the Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday morning (03/10) and Lion Air in October 2018, which flew with the same plane model crashed and killed 189 passengers and crews.
By this accident, Ethiopia, China and Indonesia temporarily grounded their fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Boeing shares hit hard and slumped by 12 percent due to this accident, the worst downfall in the last 18 years.
Spokesman of the Indonesian transport ministry Hengki Angkasawan said on Monday (03/11), the ministry will conduct an inspection on Boeing 737 operation in the country. “Boeing has informed us some findings in a release. We will inspect based on them. Later, If we find (violation) we will fully ground the planes,” the spokesman said.
Lion Air Indonesia has also responded to comply with this policy. “In connection with a circular letter from the Ministry of Transportation regarding temporary grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, Lion Air hereby declares that it will temporarily ground 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft currently controlled up to the specified time. then, ” said the flight carrier in an official statement.
Angkasawan said, these efforts were carried out in order to ensure flight safety and security. Lion Air carries out operational standards for aircraft operating procedures in accordance with the rules and instructions from aircraft manufacturers, including aircraft maintenance, aircraft component checks, flight crew training.
Lion Air will always carry out a safety culture in every flight operation. Lion Air will minimize the impact of this decision so that flight operations can run well and not be disturbed, he added.
External reports mention the similarities between this accident (Ethiopian Airlines) and Lion Air JT 610, said the FAA in written statement. However, the FAA will ask Boeing to make design changes to the aircraft next month in response to the Ethiopia and Lion Air incident.
“However, the investigation has just begun and until now we have not been given data to draw conclusions or take any action,” added by the agency.
Reportedly, FAA asked Boeing to modify the 737 MAX 8 including anti-stalling software and updated maneuvering systems no later than April. Boeing will also update training requirements and flight crew manuals regarding these changes.
“The FAA continues to measure and oversee the safety performance of US commercial aircraft. If we identify problems that affect safety, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action,” the authority stated.
As the East African country mourned the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down in clear weather shortly after takeoff, investigators found the jetliner’ two flight recorders at the crash site outside the capital of Addis Ababa.
The FAA team is currently in Ethiopia to participate in an accident investigation with the US National Transportation Safety Board. Then Investigators found two black box recorders to help investigating the Ethiopia Airlines crashed. They are now seeking to find the cause of the crash with both the cockpit voice recorder and digital flight data.
Victims of the crash came from more than 30 countries, included 21 United Nations staffs. The Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 plunged into farmland minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi on Sunday.
According to witnesses, the plane was very close to the ground and made a turn, with smoke and sparks coming from the back of the plane. The plane move made cows in the fields ran in panic.
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