mandala499 (who is qualified to answer this, given his position) stated the mechanic was there for routine type-proving purposes.
I think I've explained it enough. Some, refuse to believe or accept that answer, and for them, there's not much else I can do. It is what it is.
Thanks - I did find that option, but only after the first search had made me post (incorrectly) that mandala499's posts had been removed.
I am still here.
I believe we have yet to find any evidence that the AOA sensor was not fixed correctly... mandala499 and others have suggested the very plausible scenario that the problem lies not with the sensor itself but further into the avionics - in which case maintenance are not really at fault since it was not an abvious failure mode.
I still stand by the view that the abovementioned remains a possibility.
I had no idea mandala499 left.
I am still here from time to time. There were not much development since my last post in this topic (Post 2303), except for the CVR being found... much to the relief of everyone.
No, not actually left.
But you will find he has declined to post anything since Jan 1st.
Maybe he got a quiet tap on the shoulder after supplying too much inside information?
I suspect he's watching us now from the wings (so to speak) and patiently waiting for the final report to be published.
That could be a very smart move by him
1. Correct. I did not leave.
2. No, I didn't get a quiet/hard tap on the shoulder for supplying too much inside information. All information written here are either publicly known (either locally, or globally), or are deemed "safe enough to publish".
3. I actually haven't logged in here for a while for various reasons. My computer crashed at one stage, busy at work (which isn't accident investigation), busy with media inquiries on the JT610 crash and other issues in Indonesian aviation (which is a LOT), busy with advising or in my activities in local aviation industry groups, and the lack of developments (except for the CVR being found) that is worth raising discussions on, and last but not least, had a new baby son while I was away from here. So yes, I have a real life outside A.net forums.
Sometimes, I stepaway from here to focus on that.
He did not leave. he stopped posting ( on the Lion Air Crash)
Posts are available:
( no idea if there were more OT posts that have been removed for some reason or other)
Going by what he wrote he is in some way involved in the investigation.
So there is a chance that information posted clashed with his professional activity.
Correct... My last post on this topic was Post 2303... I can still see it.
Let me state this:
1. I am NOT
involved in the official accident investigation, with the exception of providing raw ADS-B data to the NTSC (done by my colleague, but I have to sign off for permission to surrender that data to the NTSC), and that data has been barred from publication in accordance with the Indonesian Aviation Law articles on "Investigation Data" (yes, received the "lock up order") and I had to use data from other ADS-B sites such as FR24, and several others (including the less obvious) for talking to the media which is painful to me because once I see my own ADS-B data set, I am legally barred from divulging the contents to anyone outside the official investigation.
2. I have some involvement in unofficial investigations, and no confidential information is published. I am not barred in any way from divulging what is not confidential (at the given time).
3. My posts here on the accident has not clashed with my professional activity so far.
The funniest thing so far is for me to be accused publicly (not in this forum) for being a "paid publicity agent paid by Boeing to conduct a cover up"... LOL
Anyway, I logged in to check on the discussions here in light of the ET302 crash... (I'll read that topic after I finish this reply)