Boeing allegedly did not disclose information about the potential hazards of new flight-control features on the model of plane involved in the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia last month, according to a US pilots group. The number of lives lost in the crash was 189.
The Allied Pilots Association rejected Boeing's assertion that a safety bulletin issued last week was meant to reinforce procedures already in the 737 MAX flight manual, according to a CNN.com story.
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The manual did not tell pilots that, when the plane's computer detects the aircraft is stalled because of engine failure, it automatically triggers a response, such as lowering the airplane's nose, to prevent or exit the stall.
That is critical information for pilots, which the association says was never communicated to them.
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