Boeing has issued an operational update to its 737 Max 8 operators following the Lion Air Flight JT 610 crash in Indonesia last month.

The Operations Manual Bulletin (OMB) has been issued to direct operators to existing flight crew procedures.

This would enable the operators to safely deal with circumstances where they receive erroneous information from the angle-of-attack (AOA) sensor.

“Nearly 13 minutes after take-off, the Lion Air flight reportedly lost contact with ground control staff while flying over the Java Sea.”

In addition to Boeing, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a safety alert to aircrew members warning them of potential inaccurate readings provided by a sensor, reported CBS News.

In October, the Lion Air Flight JT 610 crashed into the sea off the coast of Java shortly after the airplane took off from Jakarta, with 189 people on board.

The flight was due to reach Depati Amir airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia, an hour later its departure, reported BBC News.

Nearly 13 minutes after take-off, the Lion Air flight reportedly lost contact with ground control staff while flying over the Java Sea.

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The cause of the crash is yet unclear and currently being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Committee of Indonesia and other government authorities.

Boeing is currently providing support and technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the authorities investigating the incident.

Whenever appropriate, Boeing issues bulletins or makes recommendations regarding the operation of its aircraft, as part of its usual processes.

Last July, Lion Air became the first operator of Boeing 737 Max-8 in Indonesia.