The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max flight desperately scoured a handbook to find out why the jet was plummeting downwards but ran out of time before it crashed into the Java Sea, killing everyone on board.
During Lion Air’s descent into a watery grave, data saved from the flight recorder highlights something different. The recording revealed the pilot trying to understand what was behind the reason for losing altitude and falling from the sky into the sea. The pilots continue their brave fight to figure out the problem.
Unfortunately, the answer didn’t come in time, but before the plane met its fate, the co-pilot uttered these final words “Allahu Akbar.”
The recording left behind by the Flight Line Air Boeing shows a frenzy picture. Time ran out, even though the pilots worked as hard and fast as they could. It would seem that the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max flight was destined to crash.
The investigation into the crash, which killed all 189 people on board on October 29, 2018, has taken on new relevance as the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulators stopped the activity of any Boeing 737 Max planes after another model of the plane would go through a similar ordeal in Ethiopia.
As investigators continue their search for the problem, they turn their attention to the computer being the culprit for so many deaths in the Indonesian crash. A faulty sensor-generated erroneous data, leading the plane to lose altitude and plunge to the ground.
No one knows for sure if the pilots had enough training that they could have prevented the artificial intelligence from taking over and flown the plane themselves, but since they were seeking answers from the manual until their last moments it would seem they weren’t trained with the knowledge to do so.
More details of this tragic incident from ‘AWM’:
For the first time in the months since the tragic crash, the voice recordings from the Lion Air flight have been made public. Although sources have discussed the contents, the official transcripts and audio files have not been made public.
Just two minutes after the nearly-new plane took off, the first officer reported a “flight control problem” to the air traffic controller. The pilots intended to maintain an altitude of 5,000 feet until it was resolved.
Although the problem was not named, the pilot asked the first officer to check the plane handbook. For nine minutes, the jet was in a stall, and the plane’s computer system pushed the nose of the plane down toward the earth.
The computer incorrectly saw a stall and resisted the pilot’s every move to climb.
A source said, “(The pilot and co-pilot) thought only about airspeed and altitude. That was the only thing they talked about.”
In the final moments, the pilot remained silent while the first officer, 41, uttered the Muslim phrase, “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is greatest,” and is a common phrase. Moments later the plane crashed into the water and killed all 189 people on board.