Lion Air crash: What happened?

The problem could lie with unreliable airspeed readings, say some experts

The first sign of trouble came the night of Oct 28: A Boeing 737 Max 8, registration PK-LQP, in Lion Air colours had just departed from Bali's Denpasar airport for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, a flight that takes just under two hours.

Within minutes, the newly minted aircraft - just over two months old - shuddered and jerked.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline 'What happened?'. Print Edition | Subscribe