Lion Air victim's family files suit against Boeing

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Lion Air victim's family files suit against Boeing

H. Irianto, the father of Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama claims a new flight-control system incorporated in the Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner caused the crash, Bloomberg reported.

"At no relevant time prior to the crash did Boeing adequately warn Lion Air or its pilots of unsafe conditions caused by the new "auto-diving" design", the plea said.

"We don't have that in the manual of the Boeing 737 MAX 8".

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned airlines last week that erroneous inputs from the system's sensors could lead the jet to automatically pitch its nose down even when autopilot is turned off, making it hard for pilots to control.

Even though this was not covered in the manual book provided to pilots, Boeing said last week, after releasing a bulletin that they will continue to investigate and understand all aspects of the incident.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane serving Lion Air JT 610 crashed 13 minutes after take off from global airport of Soekarno-Hatta on October 29, killing all 189 people onboard.

Lion Air says it followed a training regime approved by US and European regulators. Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said a sensor had been changed by mechanics in Bali the day before the crash, after similar problems on previous flights.

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It was not immediately clear if the issue in question was directly related to what happened in Indonesia, but Boeing said it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Zwingli added that Boeing's safety bulletin did not suggest additional training for pilots operating that aircraft. One of the airlines pilot died on board a flight in the U.S. yesterday (October 5, 2015).

"We should have been informed", said APA spokesman Dennis Tajer.

A Boeing spokeswoman said the manufacturer could not discuss specifics of an ongoing investigation but it had provided two updates for operators around the world that re-emphasize existing procedures to deal with situations relating to MCAS. "Safety remains our top priority and is a core value for everyone at Boeing".

Pratama took the doomed Lion Air JT 610 flight to fly back to Pangkalpinang after attending a conference in Jakarta.

An American pilot who also requested anonymity said the plane ideally should require more than one sensor to display a stall before reacting.

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