An Indonesian safety official has confirmed the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed Oct. 29 had unreliable airspeed readings on its previous flight. Flight JT610 took off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at around 6:20 a.m. local time Oct. 29, and was scheduled to arrive at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang City, Indonesia, at 7:20 a.m. However, the aircraft lost contact around 6:33 a.m. It was the first loss of a MAX. According to Reuters, the official told ...

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