A grounded Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sits on the tarmac in Cenkareng, Indonesia. Photo: Bloomberg

Pilot who hitched a ride saved doomed Boeing 737 MAX 8 on next-to-last Lion Air flight

  • An off-duty pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jump seat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, said sources
  • The presence of a third pilot in the cockpit wasn’t contained in Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee’s November 28 report on the crash
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A grounded Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sits on the tarmac in Cenkareng, Indonesia. Photo: Bloomberg
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