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A Lion Air Boeing 737-800 plane prepares to land

Ky noted that one Lion Air crew correctly disabled the plane's malfunctioning flight-control system, but not the crew on the next flight, which crashed.

Boeing Co's commercial airplane division, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.

The detail could explain how some pilots of the now-controversial 737 MAX planes were able to avoid disaster and others lost control and crashed.

After the Lion Air crash, two US pilots' unions said the potential risks of the system, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, hadn't been sufficiently spelled out in their manuals or training.

It said that when the planes entered service, MCAS was capable of moving the tail more than four times farther than was stated in the initial safety analysis document and the evaluation missed the potential impact of the system repeatedly pushing the aircraft's nose down.

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The revelation that an extra pilot saved the plane the day before the crash has never been reported before, according to Bloomberg.

The FBI will assist in the inquiry launched by the Department of Transportation's Inspector General in conjunction with the Justice Department, an investigation that reportedly began before Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed last week, killing all 157 people on board - the second of the hot-selling Boeing passenger jet to crash in under six months.

Boeing previously said it planned a software upgrade.

The plane was treated on the ground, and the report says the previous crew believed the issue was resolved.

A Senate subcommittee announced Wednesday that it will hold a public hearing on the Max crashes and airline safety on March 27, led by Sen.

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Similarly to what occurred a day later, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 also ended up being automatically pitched nose down, but the flight crew shut down the MCAS (the anti-stall system) and continued the flight manually, landing "without incident".

"We have been working very hard to minimize that impact", said Lucie Guillemette, the airline's executive vice president. The FAA and other regulators grounded the aircraft type after two fatal crashes since October.

Although the cause of the Lion Air crash has not been determined, a preliminary report mentioned the Boeing system, a faulty, recently replaced sensor and the airline's maintenance and training.

As Ethiopian investigators pored over black box data from their crash, sources with knowledge of the doomed Lion Air cockpit voice recorder revealed how pilots scoured a manual in a losing battle to figure out why they were hurtling down to sea.

The Indonesian investigation agency KNKT, said last week that the final report would not be issued till July or August.

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The Lion Air flight's cockpit voice recorded on display.

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