Boeing 787 plunges more than 120 meters in mid-air, investigation points to “spontaneous forward motion” of pilot's seat

At least 50 people were injured in a plane crash between Australia and New Zealand

A preliminary report by the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority on the LATAM Airlines flight that made an emergency landing on March 11 says the captain's seat “involuntarily moved forward” mid-flight.

LATAM Flight 800 was en route from Australia to New Zealand when the Boeing 787 Dreamliner plunged 122 meters, according to an investigation, and the cause of the sudden fall is yet to be determined.

Employees who worked on the plane during and before the flight were interviewed, including maintenance personnel who “checked the position of the captain's seat,” the report said.

Officials are investigating any stories related to the seats in the cockpit of the plane.

Both the black box and the seat, which were moved during the flight, are currently in Chile but will eventually be sent to the United States, a person close to the investigation told CNN.

The black box will be delivered to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the commander's seat will be inspected by the FAA. [regulador] And by Boeing, according to the report.

50 people were injured in the sudden fall.

Days after the incident, Boeing sent a notice to airlines that operate the 787 Dreamliner, recommending that they inspect the planes' cockpit seat switches. The company sent a similar warning to airlines in 2017.

See also  Germany reiterates its support for a gas pipeline in the Pyrenees and says France has not ruled out the project

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *