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Boeing Flight Simulation Gave Pilots 40 Seconds to Fix Lion Air Problem

Flight simulations that recreated the problems experienced by a doomed Lion Air plane gave pilots less than 40 seconds to fix them. The tests replicated what is believed to have gone wrong with Boeing 737 Max Lion Air flight in which a sensor failed and triggered software designed to help prevent the plane from stalling. The pilots then had seconds to disengage the system and avoid an unrecoverable nose dive, people involved in the testing told The New York Times. Investigations are continuing into the exact causes of the Lion Air disaster in October and the Ethiopian Airlines crash of the same Boeing model this month. Pilots and training officials from Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines met with Boeing officials Saturday to review software changes designed to fix the sensor issue that has been linked to both crashes.