LION AIR FLIGHT 610: A BOEING ANNOUNCEMENT AND SOME FINANCIAL ...

Now, if you're like me and suspect something mighty fishy about that Indonesian airliner crash of Lion flight 610, with so many members of the Indonesian government's finance ministry aboard, then you're going to love this.

But first, a word: these two articles were shared by an individual who shall remain "initialless." Normally, as regular readers here know, I like to thank individuals, when I can, for contributing articles to the site. But sometimes, discretion demands that even that bit of personal acknowledgement be kept entirely anonymous. This is one such case, and to that individual, thank you for sharing these articles and your thoughts, some of which will be reflected in my high octane speculations.

So with that on record, on to the articles. The first article concerns a Boeing statement on the sensor problem on the 737MAX:

US Issues Directive After Boeing Alerts Pilots Following Lion Air Crash

There are some troubling things to note here:

Experts have said the angle of attack is a crucial parameter that helps the aircraft's computers understand whether its nose is too high relative to the current of air – a phenomenon that can throw the plane into an aerodynamic stall and make it fall.

The FAA said the "erroneous inputs can potentially make the horizontal stabilizers repeatedly pitch the nose of the airplane downward, making the aircraft difficult to control."

The agency said the order was effective immediately and applies to nearly 250 aircraft worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

The FAA directive ordered operators to revise the airplane flight manual to give flight crews horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions.

Some modern aircraft have systems designed to correct the posture of the aircraft automatically to keep flying safely.

There are also procedures for pilots to follow in the event of missing data from damaged sensors on the fuselage, but it remained unclear how much time the crew of flight JT-610 had to respond at the relatively low altitude of around 5,000 feet.

An angle of attack sensor had been changed by mechanics on the ground in Bali the day before the crash, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has said.

Now, I'm not a pilot. So I may be entirely wrong here, but the way I'm reading this article, it is saying (1) there's a massive problem with the angle of attack sensors and (2) we're not going to correct (or replace) the sensors, but update the flight manuals so that pilots know how to detect and correct for false data from said sensors! What we're not being told, in other words, is who made the sensors, and where they were made. But in a world where we have had suspicious ship collisions, and a US military voicing (quietly of course) increasing concerns over Chinese computer chips, I have my suspicions.

But then there's that final line in the quotation above, indicating that one of the angle of attack sensors had been changed out by ground mechanics the day before the fatal flight. That makes me even more suspicious, as I received an email - from someone other than our "article sharer" and who like our article sharer shall remain "initialless" - who indicated he had some professional aviation engineering background, and that he was highly suspicious that the flight had been externally controlled and crashed intentionally. At the time, I didn't have the present article in front of me, but changing out equipment on a sensor array that in itself is already admitted to have some "problems," seems to heighten the possibilities of deliberate sabotage.

So the question is why? In that respect, our initialless article sharer also shared the following article:

Inalum sells US$4b in bonds to fund gold mine acquisition promised by Jokowi

What's unusual here is that the article sharer informed me that the initial financing of this deal was to be through bank syndication, rather than offering of bonds, which change occurred shortly after the crash of flight 610, which puts a financial motivation behind the crash, but falls short of indicating who, and why. Here any number of scenarios present themselves, none of which, as of this writing, have much evidence to sustain them. If the crash was designed to prevent any financing of the mine deal, then it backfired, as the Indonesian government appears to have side-stepped the result by the bond offering. If on the other hand, the crash was designed to prevent a syndicate of banks from gaining control over valuable mining assets and Indonesian infrastructure, then it may have been a wildly successful venture. It is, to my mind, at least minimally suspicious that tranches of bonds were ready to go, seemingly "from nowhere", as a result of the aftermath of the crash. This is not to cast suspicions on the Indonesian government, for it is highly likely this was a "plan B" already waiting in the wings should the syndication fall through.

The bottom line though is that at least for me, the suspicion meter on this crash just moved from the dark orange-red zone, into the all-red zone.

See you on the flip side...

10 thoughts on “ LION AIR FLIGHT 610: A BOEING ANNOUNCEMENT AND SOME FINANCIAL ...”

  1. Good article on some of the technical details as to why the crash happened:
    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/11/indonesia-737-crash-caused-by-safety-feature-change-pilots-werent-told-of/

    I was on the Boeing aerodynamics design team that decided on the airfoils for the previous 737-300/400/500 version. At that time, the design philosophy was that the pilots should have complete control of the aircraft. This included the ability to push right to the edge of stall, because you might really need that last ‘increment’ some day.

    To enable that ability safely, airfoils that eked-out the last percentages of maximum lift coefficient (C sub-L sub-sub-max) were not allowed, because they ‘hung-on’ to the last moment and then stalled the whole airfoil near the nose. The whole airfoil stalled at once, dropping the aircraft out of the sky with little warning. Instead, a maximum lift coefficient ‘penalty’ was incurred by having the airfoil stall from root to tip, gradually. There was both a gentler stall, with plenty of warning, and naturally increasing buffeting as the stall progressed forward. In short, an observant pilot could ‘feel’ his/her way right into the edge of a stall if they were in a life-or-death moment…

    It sounds like the ‘automation’ types got priority over the ‘natural aerodynamics’ types. That way, you could eke-out the last bit of maximum lift coefficient – at the cost of a sharp stall. This works fine, until some ‘glitch’ in the control chain leaves the pilot with a sensitive aircraft…

    Under the latter conditions, ALL sensors and involved electronics should be triply-redundant, with ‘voting rights’ to disable an errant pathway. The individual systems should be checked for integrity before any takeoffs, and should be flagged as a Critical System regarding dispatch (unless you have a quadrupedally-redundant system). In effect, the angle-of-attack/velocity pathway has now become Flight Critical, rather than using your senses to monitor a stall.

    Boeing not advising the pilots (and mechanics) of such a Critical change in their aircraft is an unbelievable overlook, and is one of the ‘root causes’ of this crash. The mechanics should have been made aware that the angle-of-attack sensors were now effectively Flight Critical, and the pilots should have been made aware that they were flying an aircraft that was much more potentially deadly if they ventured close to a stall. Plus, the pilots should have been made aware of the of ‘symptoms’ of an improperly-functioning angle-of-attack/velocity pathway and proper procedures to ‘disengage’ said system (safely).

    I will opine that the replacement of an angle-of-attack sensor just before the crash could seem suspicious – or just unfortunate. The presence of twenty-some Indonesian finance officials on board could also seem suspicious. Who, these days, packs all their important people onboard one aircraft?

    1. maybe they’d all got free Willy Wonker Tickets from the Wilder Genes?
      21st century Kamikaze: Valuable people traveling on the same plane.

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    [Snip] Dated November 7, 2018
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  3. The economic warfare continues w/the accepted collateral damage. As w/yesterday’s blog, today’s continues that warfare of the infighting. One organization penetrating another to get their agenda. Trump wins; Hillary looses. 9/11 is infiltrated within to its very core, and most of the players are taken by surprise. The fires for real estate and other agendas. The shootings to take away another Bill of Rights, plus other multipurpose agendas.

    Is[Are] this[these] web[s] of deceit really organized?

  4. Transatlantic masonic handshake is cleanup agent, when nationalistic claim on nature resources is accidented away.

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