Emergency order issued for Boeing 737 Max after deadly crash
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a rare Emergency Airworthiness Directive on Boeing 737 Max jetliners following the deadly crash of a Lion Air flight in the Java Sea on October 29.
Investigators say the 'angle of attack' sensor put the jetliner in a nosedive prior to the crash and the flight crew had trouble controlling the plane. Investigators said the sensor may have exacerbated other problems with the plane including a faulty airspeed indicator.
The crash killed 189 people.
The order is effective immediately and Reuters said it affects about 250 planes worldwide including 45 in the United States operated by airlines including United, American and Southwest.
The directive outlines procedures to deal with the problem should the sensor put a 737 Max into a dive. It comes after Boeing put out its own safety notification on Tuesday.