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FAA cautions airlines on maintenance of sensors that were key to 737 MAX crashes

A Boeing 737 Max 8 sits behind the Boeing 737 Renton factory waiting for engines. The Angle of attack (AOA) instrument of the 737 MAX, is the bottom piece of equipment below just below the cockpit windshield. 

Photographed on March 13, 2019 209611 209611

Following two deadly crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX, both of which were initiated by a faulty reading from a single angle of attack sensor, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cautioned airlines, aircraft maintenance companies and manufacturers that the sensors are vulnerable to damage and must be carefully maintained.

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