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Lion Air pilots faced confusing warnings as soon as the flight took off

They faced a cacophony of warnings that started seconds after takeoff and continued for the remaining 11 minutes before the crash

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The Lion Air pilots whose plane nosedived into the Java Sea in October, killing all those aboard, were battling multiple malfunctions almost as soon as the doomed flight began, according to a trove of new data released by Indonesian investigators. They faced a cacophony of warnings that started seconds after takeoff and continued for the remaining 11 minutes before the crash. The alerts included a so-called stick shaker -- a loud device that makes a thumping noise and vibrates the control column to warn pilots they’re in danger of losing lift on the wings -- and ...