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      Post #70909, posted on 10-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Still very early on but looking like the aircraft has been destroyed after crashing into the sea 13 minutes after departing from Jakarta. First hull loss of a 737 Max.

      My thoughts are with those on board and their family and friends.

      Chris

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      Post #70910, posted on 10-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Really sad to hear of no survivors. RIP!

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      Post #70929, posted on 11-06-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Apparently the aircraft had had some kind of airspeed indication problem on its previous four flights, and Lion Air (obviously) didn't fix it. Honestly, that airline is a menace to air navigation and human life. They need to have their operating certificate pulled until they get their act together.

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      Post #70933, posted on 11-06-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Previous 4 flights? Wow! This must've been in the pilot's logs. Doesn't the log get reviewed before each flight? All kinds of alarms should've gone off and the plane grounded until it was fixed. That's a disgrace!

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      Post #70934, posted on 11-06-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Previous 4 flights? Wow! This must've been in the pilot's logs. Doesn't the log get reviewed before each flight? All kinds of alarms should've gone off and the plane grounded until it was fixed. That's a disgrace!



      From what I was reading the erratic airspeed indications were recorded on the FDR... Looks like the aircraft really did fly four (!!!) flights with the issue...

      I'll withhold official judgment until final reports and conclusions.... but looks like it could have been completely avoided. Sad.

      Chris

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