The airplane manufacturer did not provide airlines and pilots with full information about a new emergency system on the plane.
The new plane’s automated systems may have played a role, but the precise cause remains unknown.
As American and Indonesian investigators puzzle through clues of troubles that befell Flight 610, they are finding not a single lapse but a cascade of issues.
The plane had experienced problems before Lion Air Flight 610 crashed. Officials are investigating whether fault lies with human error, technical flaws or both.
Locator beacon signals allowed investigators to narrow down the location of the data recorders, but recovering them could be a challenge.
Investigators want to know if there was a problem with Boeing’s new, best-selling jet, or if this was another case of lax aviation safety in Indonesia.
As teams search for Lion Air Flight 610’s black boxes, experts speculate that a faulty pitot tube, used for measuring airspeed, may have contributed to the crash.
A brand-new plane flying in clear skies crashed shortly after takeoff, and 189 people were feared dead.
Even though American and European executives are staying away, companies are unlikely to sever ties or avert future deals after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Their voyages are scheduled for next year, and they would be the first American astronauts to launch from American soil since 2011.