Lion Air Flight 610

Lion Air Flight 610
Lion Air Flight 610Monday October 29, 2018
The 737 MAX contains a new feature, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), that automatically trims nose down when it the system senses an impending stall. A faulty Angle of Attack (AoA) sensor led the system to believe the plane would stall imminently, so it pitched the aircraft down. The pilots were unaware of this new feature as Boeing had not included it in their differences training for upgrading pilots certification to the 737 MAX. This exacerbated the issue because the pilots did not realize that the MCAS behavior could be disabled, and instead they continually attempted to fight the nose down commands until the plane crashed into the Java Sea.

Crash Details

DateMonday October 29, 2018
LocationJava Sea
Passengers181
Crew8
Fatalities189
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737 MAX 8
OperatorLion Air
RegistrationPK-LQP
Flight OriginJakarta
Flight DestinationPangkai Pinang

In the Media

Java Sea
Lion Air
Boeing 737 MAX 8
2018