October 25, 2019 / 12:13 AM / 7 months ago

Indonesia's report on Lion Air 737 MAX crash faults design, certification- Seattle Times

Oct 25 (Reuters) - The final report by Indonesian investigators into Lion Air crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Indonesia have faulted the design and certification of Boeing's new flight control system on the airplane, The Seattle Times reported bit.ly/2WbsSYR.

Lion Air's maintenance work, its pilots, and a Florida firm that supplied a component also contributed to the crash, according to an advance copy of the report reviewed by The Seattle Times.

"The design and certification of the MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) did not adequately consider the likelihood of loss of control of the aircraft," it said.

The final report will be released on Friday. (Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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