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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet ‘airworthy’

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Investigators of the Oct. 28 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to refute reports on a news conference the day before where some media reported they had … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet ‘airworthy’

Pilots says Boeing didn’t disclose jet’s new control feature

Pilots who fly Boeing’s 737 MAX in the U.S. say the airline manufacturer didn’t tell them about features of a new flight-control system that reportedly are part of the investigation into last month’s deadly crash in Indonesia. The pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in the plane that … Continue reading Pilots says Boeing didn’t disclose jet’s new control feature

JAKARTA, Indonesia | US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. The directive gives regulatory weight to Boeing’s safety bulletin that it … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains 24 as part of IS group financial probe

ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey’s state-run news agency says police detained 24 people as part of an investigation into the Islamic State group’s international financial dealings. Anadolu Agency reported on Monday the suspects were detained in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and 10 other Turkish provinces over alleged money transfers to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Indonesia and Libya. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains 24 as part of IS group financial probe

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Official: Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new ‘ping’ heard

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s search and rescue chief says divers reported seeing the fuselage and engines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor and a ping locator has detected a signal that may be from the cockpit voice recorder. Speaking on Saturday, the sixth day of the search, Muhammad Syaugi says “two engines … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Official: Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new ‘ping’ heard

JAKARTA, Indonesia | New details highlight Lion Air jet’s problems before crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — New details about the crashed Lion Air’s jet previous flight have cast more doubt on the Indonesian airline’s claim to have fixed technical problems as hundreds of personnel searched the sea a fifth day Friday for victims and the plane’s fuselage. The brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane plunged into the … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | New details highlight Lion Air jet’s problems before crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Divers recover jet’s flight recorder on Indonesia seafloor

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Divers on Thursday recovered a flight recorder from the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas earlier this week, killing all 189 people on board. One TV station showed footage of two divers after they surfaced, … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Divers recover jet’s flight recorder on Indonesia seafloor