Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, a crane moves a pair of wheels recovered from the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea for further investigation at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Boeing Co. says it has issued a safety bulletin that reiterates guidelines on how pilots should respond to erroneous data from an “angle of attack” sensor following last week’s crash of a Boeing plane in Indonesia that killed 189 people. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)

JAKARTA, Indonesia— A crucial sensor that’s the subject of a Boeing Co. safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said Wednesday.