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Crashed Lion Air Jet Had Faulty Speed Readings on Last 4 Flights

  • Plane’s flight data recorder showed errors on prior flights
  • Indonesia asks Boeing, U.S. investigators to monitor Max jets
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Crashed Lion Air Jet's History of Faults
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The Lion Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea last week had faulty airspeed readings during its last four flights and Indonesian investigators called on planemaker Boeing Co. and U.S. authorities to ensure there aren’t fleet-wide issues.

The Southeast Asian country’s National Transportation Safety Committee, which is charged with finding the cause of the crash that killed 189 people, is collecting data on what happened during the three prior malfunctions and the flight crew’s actions prior to the accident, it said in a statement Monday. The agency gleaned the information on the plane’s previous trips from the flight data recorder retrieved from the wreckage last week.