Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiance dies on Lion Air

General Manager of Lion Air's Angkasa Training Center Captain Dibyo Soesilo gestures as he explains the general training curriculum to the media at the airline group's training center near Jakarta Indonesia

General Manager of Lion Air's Angkasa Training Center Captain Dibyo Soesilo gestures as he explains the general training curriculum to the media at the airline group's training center near Jakarta Indonesia

A day supposed to be filled with love and happiness was filled with sorrow as Intan Syari stood in wedding pictures without her "first love". "We ensure that we provide all of the information that is needed to safely fly our airplanes", he said in an interview with Fox Business Week. "The bulletin is not re-affirming, it's enlightening and adding new info".

Safety experts involved in the investigation said USA aviation officials and airline pilots hadn't been told the new system had been added to the 737 MAX aircraft.

That is critical information for pilots, which the association says was never communicated to them.

"We were just joking at that time", Ms Syari told The Associated Press overnight.

According to sources at two airlines operating the MAX series, the system in question is called Maneuvering Characteristic Augmentation (MCAS) and is meant to improve pitch response at high angles of attack.

Even though this problem was - according to investigators - not covered in the operating manual, pilots did have access to a checklist created to turn off errant systems when the plane started nosing downwards at the wrong time, said Soejono, a Lion Air instructor who like many Indonesians goes by one name. Pilots on a previous flight are reported to have overcome a similar sensor problem. "The FAA and Boeing continue to evaluate the need for software and/or other design changes to the aircraft including operating procedures and training as we learn more from the ongoing investigation".

The Max has accounted for 37 per cent of all 737 deliveries this year, trailing Boeing's goal of 40 to 45 per cent. The company said Monday it is confident in the safety of the 737 Max family of jets, a message echoed Tuesday by Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg.

"We don't like that we weren't notified", said Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association.




He added that if important information hadn't been communicated to pilots, it would be a matter for aviation regulators, rather than individual airlines.

Syari who was engaged to a man who died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea has worn her wedding dress on the day they were to have been married.

Indonesian authorities confirmed last Wednesday that the AOA sensor was replaced after a flight from Manado, in North Sulawesi, to Denpasar, Bali, on October 28.

Critics point to Boeing's attempt to limit airlines' transition costs-and stay competitive-as the reason it failed to impart crucial safety data. If found, it should reveal what happened in the cockpit in the final seconds of the flight.

Last week, Boeing released a statement acknowledging that Indonesian officials had told it about repeated errant data readings experienced by the plane.

Ms Syari's tribute comes as Boeing has been accused of not warning airline pilots of a new feature on its 737 MAX jets which may have contributed to Lion Air flight 610's tragic crash.

Investigators are preparing to publish their preliminary report on the crash on November 28 or November 29, one month after the Lion Air jet crashed at high speed into the Java Sea.

Passengers on that flight told CNN that the plane experienced a significant drop in altitude shortly after takeoff.

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