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Boeing Close to Issuing Safety Warning on 737 Max

  • Planemaker to say erroneous readings can cause jet to dive
  • Bulletin follows Oct. 29 Indonesia accident that killed 189
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Boeing Co. is preparing to send a safety warning to operators of its new 737 Max jets in response to the investigation of last week’s fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia that left 189 dead, said a person familiar with the matter.

The bulletin from Boeing will alert airlines that erroneous readings from a flight-monitoring system can cause the planes to abruptly dive, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing details of the manufacturer’s plans. Boeing will warn pilots to follow an existing procedure to handle the problem, the person said.