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Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

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A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. That sensor, known as the "angle of attack" sensor, keeps track of the angle of the aircraft nose to help prevent the plane from stalling and diving. Earlier this week, Indonesian officials hinted that airspeed indicators played a role in the deadly Oct. 29 crash that killed all 189 people on board. The jet's airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, and that problem was related to the sensor issue, said Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Lion Air's first two attempts to address the airspeed indic...
Police don’t know if crashed Tesla was in Autopilot

Police don’t know if crashed Tesla was in Autopilot

Technology
A Tesla car which can be driven semi-autonomously - although drivers must keep their hands on the wheel - has crashed into a fire department truck stopped at a red light. The Model S rear-ended the mechanics truck in Utah in the western US at 60mph, apparently without braking before impactPolice said they do not know if Tesla's Autopilot feature was engaged.The driver broke their right ankle and the crash on Friday night is under investigation, police in South Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City said. Image: Police are finding out if the car was on autopilot. Pic: South Jordan Police Department The crash will be unwelcome news for Tesla owner Elon Musk as federal safety agencies are in the middle of investigating the pe...
All 71 people on crashed Russian plane killed

All 71 people on crashed Russian plane killed

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All 71 people travelling on a Russian plane which crashed near Moscow have been killed, according to Russian authorities.The AN-148 aircraft had disappeared from radars within two minutes of taking off from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.Two bodies have been found at the site, according to an official at Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry.An emergency services source told Tass news agency there are no survivors.Video:Crash debris strewn over snowy areaThe Emergencies Ministry said it had sent crews to the crash site, in Stepanovskoye.Russian media reports the crews could not get to the site by vehicle and had to go by foot.Image:Playback of the domestic flight which was going from Moscow to OrskTass news agency added that Russian authorities have confirmed fragments of the plane have bee...